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I would like a waffle

La Cieca preens proudly  to present a peerless pair of protégés (left to right) Squirrel and Maury D’Annato. The bromancers attended (or one should say “took in”) last night’s Ariadne auf Naxos at the Met, and as of early this afternoon they were still deconstructing. Read more »

Youth will have its chat

theunmadebedWelcome, cher public, to discussion for this afternoon’s Met broadcast of Der Rosenkavalier. The performance begins at 1:00 PM. Read more »

Wo bleibt der Chat?

elektra_chatHere’s the place for all your chatting needs, cher public, during tonight’s broadcast of Elektra from the Met.

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After the Festwochen

Regina Resnik returns to the Met to face Marcellina. A rebroadcast of Le nozze di Figaro from January 11, 1958, right now on Bartok Radio, Hungary.

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Ether or

La Cieca is delighted to announce the 2009-2010 Saturday afternoon broadcast season brought to you by the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network, beginning December 12. For each of these broadcasts, La Cieca will host (or at least leave the doors open for) a chat amongst the cher public.  

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It’s Pat!

Tonight’s Met season premiere of Il trittico features Patricia Racette‘s first local whack at the three heroines, which means La Cieca expects the parterre posse to be out in force. Check back here at parterre.com beginning at 7:45 for a live chat coinciding with the Sirius/RealNetworks broadcast of the Puccini three-parter.

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tick… tick… chat

UPDATE: Looks like Guleghina’s going on (no big surprise, that). Chat is on for 7:30 as mentioned before. If Maria Guleghina is going to cancel tonight’s Turandot (following up on “bronchitis” privately announced at the dress where she marked the role) the announcement from the Met should come shortly after 5:00 pm (five minutes from now). If we make it to 5:30 with no announcement, that means for sure she’s going on. Either way, tonight’s chat about the Turandot broadcast will begin right here at parterre.com at 7:30 pm. Be there!

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Sirius schedule, printable form

In response to readers’ requests, here’s the 2009-2010 Met Sirius/XM broadcast schedule, in printable form.

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Met broadcast schedule, 2009-2010

Presenting just for you, cher public, the complete Sirius/XM Metropolitan Opera broadcast schedule for 2009-1010. Performances on dates highlighted in bold will also be streamed via RealNetworks from the Met’s website. Season premieres are marked with (P). Obviously you are going to want to chat about some of these broadcasts, so let La Cieca know in the comments which look the most gabworthy.

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metplayer listening orgy, day two

Following is the schedule for the Sunday afternoon/evening listening/viewing marathon. Chat away in the comments section, cher public!

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