La Cieca spies spotted the New York Times‘ Anthony Tommasini at the opening of the Salzburg Meistersinger, which indicates his review should be appearing by tomorrow at the latest. The cher public are invited to predict what his take will be on Daniele Gatti’s music direction and Stefan Herheim’s staging, and anything else you might expect he’d comment on…
And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like… [New York Times]
“I’m analytical, not wild,” Ms. Garanca told an interviewer in 2009.
“…the stage is crowded with grumbling members of the old guard who aren’t renewing subscriptions, disenchanted reviewers, vendors of vitriol on blogs like Parterre Box…”
George Steel announces that New York City Opera is destroying, giving away or selling off most of its stock of repertory productions.
“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?”
“The article also referred imprecisely to offerings in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2012-13 season.”
Zachary Woolfe (not pictured) makes his way to Bayreuth to try to unravel the Evgeny Nikitin mystery.