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Broadcast: Der Rosenkavalier

On the occasion of Renée Fleming‘s absolutely final performance of the Marschallin, most likely, La Cieca raises her glass in  a More Farewells Than Melba Toast.

T’would be a sacrilege to fling at another door

People named Jimmy or Placido don’t seem to know this, but when your brains or your bones send you the message, “Hang up the toe-shoes, Bobolink,” do it!  Next week the regular Met broadcast season begins; the fiction is that for 20 weeks we will all be listening to and chatting about the same opera.  (Yeah, sure!)  That makes this a good week to quit.   Read more »

Final curtain

Goodbye_Charlie
Join La Cieca tonight for a chat saluting the Met farewell (and 2,928th performance) of character tenor Charles Anthony. Read more »