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  • "that was a lovely and informative report kashania; thank you :-). I went on..." - antikitschychick
  • "…and speaking of Halevy, this week’s “World of Opera”..." - operablogger
  • "Albanese and Milanov were MET regulars, especially during WW2 when the supply of..." - isoldit
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  • "Amara, very much like Hong, chose to have a MET career instead of an international..." - isoldit
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  • "Yes, I read this with great interest as these artists appear here frequently...." - chicagoing
  • "Thank you Kash. You’re always a class act. Sempre, sempre…" - Tubsinger

O Mäzene!

It’s been too long, cher public, since La Cieca last lauded the true unsung heroes of parterre box: our advertisers. In the month of July, choosing parterre.com as a platform for reaching their own cher public are: the Lincoln Center Festival, presenting The Passenger; Bard SummerScape, presenting Euryanthe; and the Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Prelude to Performance, presenting La traviata and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Your doyenne encourages you to read their ads and, more to the point, patronize their productions this summer.

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 »

Bomp in the night

Those among you, cher public, who are fans of Frank Zappa, Giorgio Moroder and/or Karlheinz Stockhausen (and I believe very few of you are excluded from that number) will be delighted to hear the first single by MU, “The Bomp Bomp Song” is now available for download from CD Baby. (MU, La Cieca should mention, was an early supporter of parterre box in itx zineish, or zenith, format, and remains an avid reader.)

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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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“Say, what’s in this drink?”

Given the no-show of Anna Netrebko at the final dress rehearsal of L’elisir d’amore, the recent rift in the Netrebko-Schrott household and this insane weather, La Cieca thinks it’s time for the hive mind to decide who’s singing Adina at the Met on Thursday night.

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Blessings counted

On the rare occasions when La Cieca has an issue with a commenter or commenters on this site, she has only to remind herself that things could be a whole lot worse.

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Weekend in München

“Now, my trip to Munich has been cancelled and I am hoping to be able resell the tickets at face value.”

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