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  • oedipe: A comment on Utube: “If this had been in the U.K. the orchestra would have been too afraid to... 7:28 PM
  • manou: Thanks Ciccia – and I see from the press cutting that this was a couple of years ago. Someone... 7:11 PM
  • Cicciabella: I see now that it was reported in the news. The man is mentally confused, had given similar... 6:31 PM
  • Cicciabella: I’ve never heard or read about this, or I’ve forgotten it. I’m surprised... 6:23 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: That is very helpful indeed. Thanks for all the links Buster. 6:14 PM
  • Donna Anna: DSS, did you ever hear Peter Schickele tell the joke about the guy who goes in for a brain... 6:11 PM
  • Donna Anna: Great idea for a box office spike. 6:10 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Is that the French or the German Don Carlos? 6:07 PM
  • Ilka Saro: You’re cute when you’re sleep deprived. 6:03 PM
  • manou: Buster (and Ciccia) – have you heard about this? httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=qkTc ReX_1SA 5:46 PM

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

I had a dream

And in this dream, WQXR’s Operavore was hosting an exclusive season preview for the Met at the charming downtown Greene Space. Ildar Abdrazakov was there, and Isabel Leonard, and David Alden and Thomas Adès, too. Oh, wait, Dolora Zajick was there too, or La Cieca should say “will be there,” because the event was, in fact, no dream but is actually happening on October 10.

And you, cher public, have a chance to join in the festivities too, as will be revealed after the jump.   Read more »