Cher Public

  • Camille: As well, what about this Wotan and why haven’t I heard more about him from some parterrian or other? True that he sings... 10:21 AM
  • Camille: Tantissimi auguri al Egregissimo Maestro di MUsica, Riccardo MUTI! httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=lr8FIaHh aS8 In his finest... 10:03 AM
  • Krunoslav: Those Archives can be tricky…. 9:56 AM
  • Orlando Furioso: GERAINT Evans. I honestly don’t know if that was autocorrect or me typing carelessly. 9:53 AM
  • Orlando Furioso: As has been recounted in more than one book (I recall those by Bing and Gearing Evans), Solti wanted Watson for the Peter... 9:52 AM
  • Christopher Corwin: Thanks. Both the SF archives (again) and an old friend in Chicago let me down. 9:46 AM
  • Camille: What a rare treat! I can hardly wait to hear this one and, certainly, didn’t expect the luxury of hearing Mrs Watson in... 9:36 AM
  • Krunoslav: Two other major Watson studio recordings: Anna in Klemperer’s not quite gelled DON GIOVANNI and Agathe in the von Matacic... 9:28 AM

Battle of Broadway

La Cieca hears that there will be a little quasi-operatic activity on the Great White Way a year hence. 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. (And before you ask, no, the playwright is not Terrence McNally!)

Coeurs amoureux

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

È questo l’antico fascino che m’accieca!

Anna Netrebko‘s publicist has confirmed that the soprano and “Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov (age 37)” are engaged. To be married. To each other. No date is set for the wedding, and Netrebko’s public Facebook page asks that the couple’s privacy be respected. Read more »

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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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It’s today!

La Cieca’s spy informs her that the Met will announce its 2014-2015 “Wednesday evening.” Watch parterre.com starting at 4:00 pm tomorrow for up-to-the-minute coverage.

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Anna Netrebko

Single lady

Soprano Anna Netrebko and bass-baritone Erwin Schrott have amicably ended their relationship after six years because of their “demanding schedules and the resulting constant time apart.”

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Old testament

La Cieca hears that the Ravinia Festival in 2014 will do a novel take on Strauss’s Salome, setting the work in Milan’s celebrated “Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi.”

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Ancient German virtue of bravery gone missing

In a press release, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein at Düsseldorf has announced the cancellation of its controversial new production of Tannhäuser.

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