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  • luvtennis1: Camille: It is a gorgeous piece – think Korngold crossed with late Puccini and a touch of Schreker. Get the recording... 4:57 AM
  • LT: I didn’t know Barton was a lesbian. There are quite a bit more in the closet, though. 2:05 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: No trips needed for Racette to study her new role of Minnie Girl of the Golden U-Know What. Santa Fe has at least a... 1:32 AM
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  • gustave of montreal: Thibaudet also performed at the Met in Fedora as the exiled Polish pianist Lazinski. 9:01 PM
  • PCally: Adrianne Pieczonka 8:53 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Exactly where I’ll hear Sweeney Todd this Sunday. 7:24 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I heard it in a hot tent in Brussels with noisy ventilators and jet planes overhead, on their way to land. 7:01 PM

Built in a day

“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)

A disturbance in the force

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Mavra, don’t ask!

And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like… [New York Times]

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Boys to men

You have only until Sunday to catch the most heart-breaking moments seen on New York City operatic stages this season.

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Dream team

Director Daniel Moshel (not pictured) who created the YouTube sensation MeTube, sat down recently—and virtually—to chat with La Cieca (also not pictured.)

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Notte e giorno faticar

At last, the quintessential targeted reader of parterre.com has been identified.

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A boozy short leave

After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan.

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Closet drama

I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much.”

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Abs of a Soldier

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.

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You will, David, you will

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.

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