Cher Public

  • -Ed.: Ha! Your thread title reminded me to check on the results of this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. http://www.bulw... 11:18 AM
  • Fluffy-net: I too had planned to go to Cologne. It is also supposed to be done in Copenhagen, although not in the 15-16 season. This... 10:54 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I’m hoping someday the BBC will resurrect the video of Tales of Hoffman on DVD. Yes, the music is not complete... 10:25 AM
  • messa di voce: You’re channeling Steane: “The great contribution of . . . Farrar was a simple matter: she would sing broad... 10:14 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Terrific movie about the director of Bride of Frankenstein’ ;s director. Great movie . . . httpvh://www.yo... 10:11 AM
  • messa di voce: Lehmann wrote movingly about how she, the rest of the cast, and the entire chorus were in tears at the end of the dress... 10:08 AM
  • steveac10: Well, since what we listened two for the better part of a century was largely the construction of someone other than Offenbach,... 9:39 AM
  • Buster: I had planned to see this in Cologne in December, but because of the problems there, it apparently has now been postponed. Too... 4:14 AM

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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