Cher Public

  • DeepSouthSenior: I am disappointed, disturbed, and downcast by this entire discussion of Kaufmann and his “Don’t you dare buy... 1:19 AM
  • Lohenfal: This is decidedly OT, but the time for the BSO Manon Lescaut livestream on Friday is 2:30 New York time (20.30 Munich time,... 12:56 AM
  • steveac10: Butterfly has been done successfully by lighter voices since it premiered. Hong knows her way around a Puccini heroine, having... 12:26 AM
  • Buster: i just read Barbara Frittoli will sing those Mimis. 12:23 AM
  • phillyoperalover: Well here’s my thing, can Hong handle Butterfly? She has chosen her roles so carefully. I know she has done... 11:24 PM
  • Donna Anna: Stephen Powell was a superb di Luna in Cincinnati (the cast included Jamie Barton making her debut as Azucena, Russell Thomas... 9:30 PM
  • LT: I don’t really *need* to, but thanks anyway. 9:12 PM
  • Donna Anna: Oh, c’mon Katisha! 8:49 PM

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, It is time that Mr. Levine and Mr. Gelb take leave and put the Met in the hand of managers who understand and treausre the traditional opera offerings and stop experimenting with off beat gay oriented trash productions better suited for small expermental venues.”  [wqxr.org]

Monster ball

I have banged on and on about doing an “Abscheulicher” quiz for years, and the World Cup Final was so dull I thought I’d multitask. Apologies for a couple of scary gear changes in the pitch—it’s a mixture of live, vintage and studio recordings.   Read more »

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. Read more »

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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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Who else?

As we all agree, Robert Rattray is eminently qualified for his new position as the Met’s assistant general manager for artistic affairs…

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Don’t bother with a rewrite

La Cieca’s operative deep in the bowels of the Josie Robertson Plaza has just informed her that the announcement of the Met’s 2014-2015 season is now less than two weeks away.

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What we read

A quick review of statistics for 2013 reveals your top ten favorite parterre pages for the year, cher public.

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