Which much-disliked diva at the Met will be replaced for the 2017 New Year’s Eve gala, repaid thus after only eight seasons after her debut?
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!
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]
Ask not which soprano just canceled her only remaining opera gig for the year; ask whether the blue gown will fit her replacement.
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?
Which veteran artist delivers doubly sad news this week, canceling an opera that was written for her?
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?
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!
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?
Who would be so benighted as to send a unprepared substitute into the lion’s den of the Met?