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La fanciulla del west side

Bigger! Longer! Uncut?

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Dick will highlight the Met’s 2018-2019 season, when the tenor sings a new production of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West in New York. (Not to be confused with La fanciulla del West in New York, a forthcoming work from Adams and Sellars.) Until  now, only Vienna State Opera audiences have had the honor of enjoying Kaufmann’s Johnson. Read more »

No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos

The list of collaborations between Anna Netrebko and Yannick Nézet-Séguin has expanded yet again, with a new Met production of Lohengrin in 2022 (directed by Phelim McDermott) joining previously revealed plans for Aïda in 2019-2020 and Salome in 2020-2021. Read more »

The once and future queen

In addition to her first Met Aida performances next season, forthcoming projects for the one and only Anna Netrebko just keep gushing out.  Read more »

Nile, see you in my dreams

A spokesman for Anna Netrebko informs parterre box that the diva is scheduled to sing Aïda at the Met during the 2018-2019 season.

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Schwahnsinn!

La Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as recorded Sunday afternoon.

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So near and yet so far

Here’s an extended clip of what the recent concert tour by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sounded like.

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Fine dell’opera

Gotham Chamber Opera is ceasing operations and will be closing.

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Anna behind bars

Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.

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Insieme, perduta, abbandonata

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming Verismo CD will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut.

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Step by step

Madeline Kahn‘s 1968 interpretation of “Glitter and Be Gay” has been widely disseminated.

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