Cher Public

  • Chanterelle: Oops, you’re right. I saw them both this spring and wouldn’t you know, they blurred right together–tho ugh... 5:42 PM
  • Camille: Oh thanks a lot for the assurance, Chanterelle, I appreciate it. Imagine that a small, warm and resonant hall will expand all... 5:05 PM
  • Buster: The Amsterdam ones are in concert, with the RCO. Plenty of tickets left. I have one just in case the Elsa cancels, and Haveman... 4:50 PM
  • Chanterelle: Don’t think you’ll have hearing problems anywhere. It’s a relatively small hall, with lots of wood, and a... 4:40 PM
  • kashania: In light of the recent passing of director, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, this thread would be the perfect place to embed a YouTube video... 4:28 PM
  • Chanterelle: Ah, the Mahler 8. I’m betting Nelsons hired him on the strength of Lohengrin, which they’ve done together at... 4:22 PM
  • Camille: Regarding NEC Jordan Hall — can anyone advise me as to the seating — that is to say-if you buy a less expensive seat... 4:22 PM
  • Camille: Yes, well, I certainly agree in principle but since I have heard him live, no only in-house but in a SHED (Tanglewood) and still... 3:57 PM

One final glimpse

Which age-appropriate role will serve as the vehicle the return of a veteran diva to the New York stage for the first time this century? Since this performance will also serve as the farewell of another legendary opera lady, let us hope the audience will be lively, but not ungrateful.

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?

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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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