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Cher Public

  • "Long time since Netrebko has sung at the ROH but her Mimi last night was truly..." - Resistopiu
  • "Ilva Ligabue is not around to celebrate her birthday… she died in 1998" - moi
  • "Great point. I think attendance is more about theaters knowing what their audiences..." - turings
  • "Early 1999, I was in Birmingham for the City of Birmingham SO’s..." - Henry Holland
  • "some serious overlap– I think I’m remembering a performance of..." - parpignol
  • "I’m waiting for someone to say “April Fools!” Sadly, that has yet..." - Satisfied
  • "I’m an outlier, obviously, but I’ve been a huge baseball fan since..." - Henry Holland
  • "Zinka I’m sure you meant Gay-lick" - Tory Adore

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 »