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  • Signor Bruschino: Moose Murders is quaking in its boots 6:43 PM
  • isoldit: isn’t that precious. she has to do something, she really cannot sing anymore, the cooing and... 6:39 PM
  • Grane: It just isn’t relevant otherwise. 6:37 PM
  • Krunoslav: ” Konstantin Wolff as an inelegant, rusty-sounding Zoroastro ” Is he ever anything... 6:29 PM
  • manou: There will be bona fide sex? 6:24 PM
  • Krunoslav: CHRISTINE Morley Meredith Dr. Rashil Singh Janet Pavek Sita Roy 46th Street Theatre , (4/28/1960... 5:43 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Apparently no simulated sex in this production, which will be a novelty. 5:24 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Tamerlano is currently in rehearsal in Brussels. It’s a lovely work, one I haven’t... 5:15 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks and happy holidays to you too :-) 4:34 PM
  • antikitschychick: Gracias por los consejos ;-). A Ana Maria Martínez la he escuchado antes pero poco. Tiene... 4:29 PM

He is a camera

One of the nicest of parterrians, coloraturafan has launched an exciting new video project and he could use a little help from you, the cher public. After the jump, an explanation and an appeal.   Read more »

The seven percent solution

Anna NetrebkoYou figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public: “The Metropolitan Opera… said Wednesday that it was also asking its solo singers voluntarily to lower their fees, including some of opera’s biggest stars.” [New York Times]

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 »

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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.

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Luke swarm

La Cieca (pictured) fears that the parterre hive mind proved itself populated with more drones than workers this time around.

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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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