“The La clemenza di Tito contract will be offered as a ‘Solo Dancer’ contract and requires 8 physically fit men…. The David McVicar production…” (Audition notice from Lyric Opera of Chicago)
The scene outside the Met last night (above) and inside (after the jump). Read more »
And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like… [New York Times]
You have only until Sunday to catch the most heart-breaking moments seen on New York City operatic stages this season.
At last, the quintessential targeted reader of parterre.com has been identified.
After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan.
I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much.”
La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops.
La Cieca hears that parterre fave David Daniels will get all eponymous and stuff for a world premiere opera entitled Oscar, based on the life of Oscar Wilde, for Santa Fe Opera in 2013, with Opera Company of Philadelphia to follow. The work is to boast music by Theodore Morrison and a libretto and stage direction by John Cox.