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Ich sah das Kind

La Cieca hears that Dame Gwyneth Jones has added yet another “role” to hear already vast repertoire, that of grandmother. The diva’s granddaughter, Sophia Magdalena, was born several days ago. The “lively, red-haired” baby and her mother, Susannah Haberfeld, are both reported in excellent condition.

Nel mezzo del cammin

Congratulations to Isabel Leonard (center), not only the winner of the 2013 Richard Tucker award, but also the subject of a recent blind item on parterre box! [Associated Press]

“He is more than a prince, he’s an ace!”

Doubled and redoubled congratulations to Met press director Peter Clark (right), who tied for the Greater New York Bridge Association Flight B Player of the Year award. (Photo via Bloomberg/Stephanie Green.)

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Who can that attractive girl be?

La Cieca wants to be among the first to congratulate soprano Ailyn Pérez, who is the winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award.

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