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Cher Public

  • manou: So glad we are able to lend some class to Texas. 1:31 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: 2012, no less! Please turn down the Gloat-o-Meter a couple of notches. On second thought,... 12:56 PM
  • olliedawg: And one more thing, redbear: There is so much misery in the news. At least, with this particular... 12:48 PM
  • La Cieca: Your confusion is forgivable since confusing people was the whole purpose of that document: they... 12:41 PM
  • olliedawg: redbear: Do you run a company, for-profit or otherwise? Do you think management should (not... 12:39 PM
  • incurvar la schiena: Sorry, I missed that the chart is already adjusted for NYC inflation, but my point... 12:24 PM
  • incurvar la schiena: La Cieca, since we’re too far down in the weeds to reply directly, I have to... 12:18 PM
  • La Cieca: “Not since Joan Cross’s legendary interpretation of Joanne in Company has a Sondheim... 11:44 AM
  • redbear: Then there’s this in case anyone thinks i’m the resident crank: http://www.tele... 11:27 AM
  • La Cieca: Oh, shut up. 11:27 AM

What we read

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

“Say, what’s in this drink?”

UPDATE: Nice try, cher public, but it’s not Lisette Oropesa but Andriana Chuchman (pictured) who will sing the first performances of L’elisir d’amore, replacing Anna Netrebko ”who has withdrawn from the first two performances of the run because she is suffering from the flu.” Read more »

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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Towards zero

Our Own JJ (not pictured) counts down his 10 favorite New York opera performances of 2013 in the New York Observer.

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Yule, never walk alone

Just in time for the holidays, La Cieca has flung open the doors of her Shoppe of Holiday Delights!

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Montag mit Marianne

Our Very Own Marianne Leitmetzerin (pictured) has graciously shared a jewel from her vast coffer of recorded performances, a boon La Cieca hopes will become a regular Monday event here at parterre.

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Life of the party

Our dear friends at Operavore (to whence Our Own JJ will be returning for another season early in 2014) have called for nominations for favorite operatic “party records.”

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The shade of it all

Join La Cieca (not pictured) and the parterre gang today at noon for a live chat during the Bayerische Staatsoper’s webcast of Die Frau ohne Schatten.

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Rêve divin! heureux délire!

Attendees of tomorrow’s parterre meet and greet (pictured) are reminded that Our Own JJ will be available in the Bar Thalia area of Symphony Space beginning at 2:00 for ticket pickup.

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