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  • gal: They are indeed very dishonest in their way to present the things and that’s definitely a big... 10:25 AM
  • la vociaccia: yeah, gonna disagree about Michael’s voice classification. She’s definitely a... 10:18 AM
  • SuperSuper: The fact that someone just strolled onstage is beyond scary. It’s not easy to gain access... 10:17 AM
  • Poison Ivy: P.S. Thanks Zinka. 10:15 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Zinka your boy Piotr was great. Hard to believe that he’s turning 49. Eternally boyish... 10:12 AM
  • Dabrowski: Hm. Milady DeWinter‘s post (below) is in line with my own experience that some of what you... 10:08 AM
  • alejandro: ^LOL I’ve seen that Salome clip. It’s divine! 10:07 AM
  • alejandro: That was my biggest issue. I spent the entire opera going “GIRL WHY ARE YOU HERE?”... 10:06 AM
  • zinka: Bing Gala 1972..part of Salome is on youtube..Las time I heard her….I could not BELIEVE what I... 10:06 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Anna sounded better last night than she did in this dress rehearsal clip but the same basic... 10:04 AM

Gee, our old Chagalls hang great

It’s time to call out the canard again, a whole row of them in fact: a series of “What’s wrong with the Metropolitan Opera?” editorials by “writer, speaker, consultant… compelling teacher…. [and] expert on everything Italian, the person other so-called Italy experts turn to for definitive information,” Fred Plotkin. Read more »

Going to the mattresses

La Cieca reminds the cher public (pictured) of today’s live webcast of Der Rosenkavalier from Malmö Opera starting at 1:00 PM, accompanied by a chat session in La Casa della Cieca. Read more »

Chat roulette

It’s the opening of the Met’s Saturday afternoon broadcast season, cher public, and the first opera in the series is Rigoletto. You know what that means: La Casa della Cieca is open for business staring at 12:30 pm!

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The shade of it all

Join La Cieca (not pictured) and the parterre gang today at noon for a live chat during the Bayerische Staatsoper’s webcast of Die Frau ohne Schatten.

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Eine wienerische Maskerad’

La Cieca invites all the cher public to participate in tonight’s chat session at La Casa della Cieca during the Met’s season premiere of Der Rosenkavalier, beginning at 6:55 pm.

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Evviva Las Vegas

Where else would you be this evening at 7:55, cher public, but in La Casa della Cieca whilst the season premiere of Rigoletto emanates from the Met?

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“Die Frau,” nicht ohne chattin’

Where else would you be this evening at 7:25, cher public, but in La Casa della Cieca whilst Die Frau Ohne Schatten emanates from the Met?

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Sediziose voci

La Cieca (not pictured) returns to the chat room tonight, cher public, on the occasion of the broadcast of Norma from the Met starting at 7:25 PM.

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Bean counter

Another season opens this weekend, the much-admired series of livestreams from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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There’s no business like snow business

Tonight at long last brings us to our first Met livechat of the season, cher public.

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