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  • "Henry, “The *shudder* neo-Classical *shudder* backlash against late..." - gironabalie
  • "More on the National Point of View question: From Clarice Carson’s GLOBE AND..." - Krunoslav
  • "One thing I feel the opera really needs is a central love duet. In the hotel. An..." - Niel Rishoi
  • "also called Maometto in Italian, as in Rossini’s “Maometto..." - parpignol
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  • "Look for the POLIUTO recording with Bruson and Maliponte, both superb, and..." - Krunoslav
  • "I listened to the 2010 performance you put up and liked it quite a bit. Rutherford..." - PCally

21st century blues

Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire. Read more »

Ultima voce del mio destino

Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda! Read more »

Not pretty or safe or easy

La Cieca hears that the Théâtre du Châtelet will continue its series of Stephen Sondheim productions with Passion, set to star Natalie Dessay (as Fosca, bien sûr!) and Lambert Wilson, with Fanny Ardant directing. Said Sternstunde will reportedly transpire in March 2016.

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The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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Battle of Broadway

Fall 2015 is the target date for an as yet untitled one-woman show based on the life of Kathleen Battle, scheduled to star Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

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Coeurs amoureux

La Cieca hears that the Met’s opening night of the 2018-2019 season will be a new production of Samson et Dalila featuring Bryan Hymel and Elina Garanca.

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È questo l’antico fascino che m’accieca!

If Facebook is to be believed, Anna Netrebko and “Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov (age 37)” are engaged.

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Rumors addressed

Peter Gelb sent out an email to the “Public Bulletin Board” earlier today, noting that “inaccurate rumors [are] flying around” and attempting to clarify the Met’s position on upcoming union negotiations.

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Anna engaged? No.

According to the Facebook page of tenor Yusif Eyvazov (Des Grieux to Anna Netrebko‘s Manon in the Rome Opera Manon Lescaut), the two are “engaged.”

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Woman on the verge

Anna Netrebko sings “Sola, perduta, abbandonata” from Manon Lescaut at the Rome Opera, Riccardo Muti conducting.

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