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  • laddie: I saw him sing the role in Santa Fe as well; don’t agree that he stole the show (the set... 11:36 AM
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Femmes fatales

It’s official! You’ve cast your votes for the operas you most look forward to hearing at the Met this fall, and if the opera has “Macbeth” in the title, you’re there. Most popular among the cher public were Macbeth, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Death of Klinghoffer, Die Meistersinger and Le nozze di Figaro. Complete results after the jump. Read more »

Listen like a pirate day

In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to share reminiscences (and, where applicable, YouTube clips) of your favorite pirate recordings. These need not necessarily include the appearance of Maria Callas. Read more »

Luke swarm

La Cieca (pictured) fears that the parterre hive mind proved itself populated with more drones than workers this time around, since last month’s poll seems to have fallen rather wide of the mark. Read more »

Public in the Band

How cher the public

You know, the commenters at parterre.com (pictured) may get a bit testy from time to time, but at least nobody here says stuff like, oh, for example…

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Monster ball

I have banged on and on about doing an “Abscheulicher” quiz for years.

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Ambitious spirit

Never let it be said that La Cieca does not pamper her cher public. After the jump, and exclusively on the web, listen to the role debut of Anna Netrebko in Verdi’s Macbeth.

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O Mäzene!

It’s been too long, cher public, since La Cieca last lauded the true unsung heroes of parterre box: our advertisers.

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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.

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Bomp in the night

The first single by MU, “The Bomp Bomp Song,” is now available for download from CD Baby.

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City of dreams

With issue #42a, “City of Dreams,” parterre box the queer opera zine returns at least temporarily to a rational numbering system.

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