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Cher Public

  • "As someone from Istanbul, I call him Fatih Sultan Mehmet. In honor of the Conquest of..." - CwbyLA
  • "The “Meistersinger” was recorded for DVD in its second year..." - Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin
  • "Very interested in La Ciociara, and I agree, these interviews are a bit fluff. I..." - vilbastarda
  • "Have some more music by birthday-boy Dusapin, papopera. Perhaps it will sweeten..." - m. croche
  • "httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=42b1 WUJ6MCw" - laddie
  • "Rats, no soft “g”." - NPW-Paris
  • "De?il mi?" - NPW-Paris
  • "Han?" - NPW-Paris

Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

The shop around the corner

La Cieca’s lovely and talented colleague Olivia Giovetti takes on the Met’s gift shop in the latest installment of her WQX-Aria blog. La Cieca herself is of at the very least two minds about the changes to the gift shop, but she’ll invite you, the cher public, to chew on this issue before starts gnawing on the bone.