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  • grimoaldo: Yes we are interested Orion (some of us anyway) please report ( I hope manou will too)! 6:05 PM
  • grimoaldo: “CuirassR 21; is not a word you hear very often, it brings to my mind “This tight... 6:01 PM
  • Orion: Kashaniar, I read your comment with great interest, because I know that many people have the same... 5:58 PM
  • Stendhal: Your comment is a perfect example of ideological thinking that has become accepted as fact by... 5:54 PM
  • Cicciabella: She could take a fashion tip from Brünnhilde. This lovely cuirass only costs $525, peanuts for a... 5:16 PM
  • Orion: Not false Oedipe and Grimoaldo, when you are saying that European houses are proposing interesting and... 5:13 PM
  • Sanford: Nah. It’s cool. 5:06 PM
  • Camille: Severed? Like Anne Boleyn’s head? Hoping it was not a painful one and just a natural kind of... 5:05 PM
  • Sanford: Dell’arte and I have severed our relationship. But I’m singing chorus for Ballo with... 5:01 PM
  • Camille: Oh silly! She’s singing Marzelline on this one! Are you singing with Dell’Arte again... 4:59 PM

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 »

Everybody cut loose

Since this “secret” was revealed last week on opera-l and, you know, information wants to be free and all that, La Cieca offers a link to a page maintained by the Met’s Rehearsal Department offering details on cuts, variations and inserts to the scores of the company’s current season.

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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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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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Red sauce

La Cieca has put her little grey cells to work and deduced that Opera Orchestra of New York will present two performances next season…

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