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Cher Public

  • Cicciabella: Oh, I see. You were joking. Obviously I’m no good deprived of sleep. 9:27 AM
  • warmke: Well said. It’s been amazing the degree of risk one has felt by simply stating that one... 9:21 AM
  • Bill: Quanto – One is taken with the beauty of the score of much of Euryanthe as seen in the first... 9:17 AM
  • Cicciabella: Sounds like something Marschner would write. Any forgotten opera experts who can link Marschner... 9:13 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1848 composer Robert Planquette httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=E... 8:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Here the whole Forza with Kaufmann for those who couldn’t see the ARTE transmission.... 8:31 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: She doesn’t sound more out of tune than Netrebko on an average basis, except the fact... 8:29 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: Oh yes and Vaccai’s “Giovanna Gray”, which is a stunning piece and which has... 8:24 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: Hutrah re 2). More obscure belcanto please!! The operas you list all sound wonderful but I... 8:21 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Nice. Option B: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=6Hh- i6pRo9g 8:17 AM

parterre for the course

No need to crowd, cher public: there’s plenty of room for everyone to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

P.S. I glove you

La Cieca would never kid you, cher public: it’s that time of the week when we discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

“For my first encore…”

La Cieca admits she has nothing prepared, so you, the cher public, will have to keep yourselves amused with discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

loge

A loge of their own

Take advantage of this brief interval, cher public, to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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innocence

En retard

Please forgive La Cieca’s tardiness this week, cher public, but she had a major snafu with her toilette.

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Steely gaze

“Is that dear Mr. Plotkin I see?” queries a doyenne.

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Moore, or less

La Cieca suggests the cher public kick off this week’s round of off-topic and general interest discussion with a little speculation as to which of Grace Moore‘s repertoire of operatic roles Miss Kathryn Grayson is enacting on this poster.

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drag

Kind of a drag

La Cieca hopes her cher public will not be at cross purposes when addressing this week’s off-topic and general interest subjects.

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writing

Midnight oil

La Cieca (pictured) is hard at work creating interesting new content for the upcoming week at parterre.com, but in the meantime she urges you to talk among yourselves about off-topic and general interest subjects.

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The ladies who loge

The Met season may (just) be over, but it’s always the right time for discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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