Headshot of La Cieca

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  • DeepSouthSenior: “Thanks, aulus agerius . . .” 5:38 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Thank, saulus agerius, for one of the first reports on today’s Live in HD. I’ll... 5:38 PM
  • Krunoslav: Did Solti and Cossotto ever work together at all? 5:14 PM
  • aulus agerius: Back from the C/P HD. What a wonderful way to spend a cold rainy afternoon in Charlottesvil... 4:54 PM
  • Amnerees: One of the music magazines, High Fidelity probably, reported in its “upcoming recordings... 4:49 PM
  • m. croche: Mostly in French, there is also a small amount of English in “Emilie̶ 1;. 4:01 PM
  • parpignol: on the radio sounds like Racette has developed quite a dramatic wobble on top; is that new? 3:49 PM
  • moi: Mattila created Emilie,by Saariaho, a one woman opera of one and half hours all in french in Lyon.... 3:48 PM
  • Krunoslav: If you’ll forgive my saying so, Tatiana Troyanos herself told me that she had replaced... 3:27 PM
  • Krunoslav: It was even more fun in Staten island, where Cossotto used the same megawatt semaaphore gestures... 3:25 PM

West side, east side

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera“Broadly speaking, there are two types of New Yorkers: the ones who say ‘I’m going to the Met’ meaning ‘I’m going to see an opera’ and the ones to whom the phrase means ‘I’m finally going to see those Piero della Francescas everyone has been talking about.’  Recently, though, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” [New York Observer]

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »