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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? Yes, it sounds unlikely, but it will be!

Von Kopf bis Fuss

La Cieca is happy to present the following ready-made blind item: “[Calixto] Bieito is soon to work with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, in another co-production with ENO, but the details of what, when and how are closely guarded – possibly due to the likely degree of resulting fuss.” [The Independent]

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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Nel mezzo del cammin

Congratulations to Isabel Leonard , not only the winner of the 2013 Richard Tucker award, but also the subject of a recent blind item on parterre box!

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Midway in my song

Which music foundation’s choice of an award winner this year is perhaps neither brave nor new, but certainly a world of difference from the tenors they usually give it to?

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E pur così in tre settimane

Who would be so benighted as to send a unprepared substitute into the lion’s den of the Met?

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Comet over Broadway

Which new addition to the Met (a 2010 debut) has just had a return engagement for 2016-17 canceled?

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