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  • MontyNostry: Bill, what must make Trieste really nice, though, is that it’s in Italy, so hopefully a... 7:12 PM
  • Bill: Obviously the setting of this production is Trieste – part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where... 7:06 PM
  • manou: I am off to beat myself over the head with an atlas. 7:05 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Not to mention the seacoast of Bohemia, attested by no less than Shakespeare. Manou adorée,... 6:58 PM
  • Krunoslav: Slovenia also had (in 1914) and has a coastline. 6:47 PM
  • manou: My apologies to Austro-Hungarians everywhere. 6:37 PM
  • Bill: The Austro-Hungarian Empire had a naval fleet (and not only on the Balaton) in its day. 6:33 PM
  • Krunoslav: Um, thanks for the ‘correction& #8217;, but Nina Koshetz was in plenty of films: 1956 Hot... 6:32 PM
  • moritz: Yes, sorry for that. Blame the limited language skills of the non-native speaker and the shyness of... 6:32 PM
  • manou: Here is Rupert C: http://www.telegra ph.co.uk/culture/m usic/opera/1130377 4/Un-Ballo-in-M... 6:30 PM

Kingdom of the blind item

If there is truth in this rumor, which New York opera company will attempt a renaissance this summer spring with a revival of an operatic rarity, though likely without the magnificent cast the conductor assembled for his recent recording of the same work?  UPDATE: Yes, there is truth in this rumor, not that OONY is going to allow the secret to escape that they are actually going to have a season this year.

Prognosis negative

Which opera rag has just done away with its new publisher, less than three months after a much-publicized hire?

Something unseen

Which resurgent maestro’s instructions to the musical staff have rung out clear as a bell: “Can’t stand those operas you’ve programmed in my absence, so get them off the future schedule?”

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Blind leap

Which much-disliked diva at the Met will be replaced for the 2017 New Year’s Eve gala, repaid thus after only eight seasons on the roster?

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Blind spot

Which honcho in the Met’s administration is retiring this spring, leaving a major gap in the chain of command?

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Von Kopf bis Fuss

La Cieca is happy to present the following readymade blind item.

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O blind item!

Ask not which soprano just canceled her only remaining opera gig for the year; ask whether the blue gown will fit her replacement.

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Something unseen

Which opera company has informed a budding composer they are willing to add his new opera to their repertoire for next season… so long as said composer can kick in the estimated $2 million it would cost to present his work?

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In the kingdom of the blind

Which veteran artist delivers doubly sad news this week, canceling an opera that was written for her?

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Blind as… an item

Which Tony and Emmy winner plans to max out his acting resume by appearing at the Met next season, though, oddly enough, not in Traviata?

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