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  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Maybe he doesn’t think highly of her. I can see that. 11:49 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: The very talented Angel Joy Blue, who nailed two glorius high C’s in the Trovatore... 11:15 PM
  • Chanterelle: Your auto-correct cracks me up! Or is it voice recognition software? 11:10 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I guess Siri does not know Waltraud. 11:04 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: i have had a fantasy about this for some time, thinking that La Netrebko always dreamed... 11:03 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: Just attended the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of gravitas at the Schubert... 10:36 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I don’t know, I really remember a very frosty vibe from her, and sure enough when PBS... 10:28 PM
  • Dabrowski: Ivy: You read way more into this than I did, and I think you are misremembering it. I have the... 10:20 PM
  • Satisfied: Interesting point. 10:01 PM
  • javier: It could be a timing conflict issue. James Levine is old so he can’t rehearse and conduct two... 9:42 PM

Red letter day

“Her letter scene was glorious, and her final meeting with Onegin beguiling. Netrebko leaves nothing to be desired vocally and is a consummate artist as well. She has joined the list of the greatest interpreters of this role and is a gift to the world of opera.” That’s what Der Kurier had to say about Anna Netrebko‘s role debut as Tatyana last Friday night, and now you, cher public, can get a sense of what all the fuss was about. Read more »

What becomes two legends most?

On the final night of her farewell engagement at the Café Carlyle, cabaret legend Elaine Stritch took a few questions from the audience. Naturally, she insisted on introducing each of the celebrities in attendance, including an operatic icon who’s one of her most ardent fans. Read more »

The Met in 2013-2014, a more copious leak

Following up on last night’s information dump of the (overdue?) Met season announcement for 2013-2014, La Cieca has obtained a somewhat more detailed rundown, following the jump.   Read more »

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Everybody cut loose

You know, information wants to be free and all that.

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A little off the top

Michael Capasso, General Director of the Dicapo Opera Theatre has announced that Dicapo will be going on hiatus for a period of six months.

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Una donna misteriosa ognora

Soprano Kristin Lewis will sing the role of Maddalena in Opera Orchestra of New York’s presentation of Andrea Chenier on January 6.

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Anna macchia è qui tuttora

It’s confirmed!

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George sent me

La Cieca is sure it’s nothing, nothing at all, but she does think it’s curious that (per a tipster) George Steel has quietly called a staff meeting for NYCO tomorrow…

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Scent of mystery

La Cieca has been sniffing around her generally reliable (and fragrant) sources, and she thinks she has pieced together a list of the dozen operas to be featured in the 2013-2014 season of “The Met: Live in HD.”

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James Levine at the MET

Endgame

Based on reliable reports about reshuffling of the Met’s repertoire for the 2013-14 season, the only reasonable conclusion is that James Levine will never return to conduct with the company.

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