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Cher Public

  • PCally: I was pleasantly surprised by the Nedda as well. Vocally the role also suited her quite well.... 5:26 PM
  • steveac10: Also, Racette tackles Minnie. The C’s might be a trial – but she’ll probably act... 5:22 PM
  • La Cieca: Bye now. 5:21 PM
  • kashania: And then there are those fools who like to run triple marathons. WTF? 5:20 PM
  • Operanaut: Santa Fe 2016 schedule announced. Costello and Perez in Romeo? M’kay… http://www.abq... 4:52 PM
  • kashania: Bravo to your wonderfully vivid account, La Cieca. I really want to see this production! 4:48 PM
  • m. croche: Perhaps you’d find Twitter more congenial. 4:45 PM
  • laddie: Is anyone terribly excited about the new Santa Fe Opera 2016 Season? me: Meh. LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST... 4:35 PM
  • laddie: *like* 4:29 PM
  • Dabrowski: Nope, no marathon for me. Like Oropesa, I took up running some years ago to improve my health, but... 3:55 PM

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.