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Cher Public

  • Cicciabella: It seems that Simon Rattle will take on the London Symphony Orchestra from 2017. 5:25 PM
  • Cicciabella: So now, besides age beyond the first flush of youth, a short stature and a full figure, singers... 5:20 PM
  • Semiotic: But not worth the inflated cost from the Met’s “dynamic pricing” policy …... 5:06 PM
  • olliedawg: Bashing Renee is getting old and boring, kinda like Bibi Netanyahu without the laughs…basta ! 5:05 PM
  • Lohengrin: Sorry, not in Milano. Lets look at Aida in München!!! 4:54 PM
  • Buster: Haveman as Elisabetta in Don Carlo, which she will also sing in Hamburg next season, in French. 4:36 PM
  • Buster: 2015-6 Dresden. Netrebko and Herlitzius in Lohengrin. Herlitzius as Lady MacBeth: https://www.sem... 4:22 PM
  • moi: I think Kunde sang Radames … was it in Sao Paolo, of all places , last year… Pappano said on... 3:53 PM
  • armerjacquino: hand-picked by the Prince himself. So we’re told. Don’t believe it for a... 3:52 PM
  • Cicciabella: Semenchuk sang at Charles and Camilla’s wedding, hand-picked by the Prince himself. Her... 3:18 PM

Pushkin comes to shove

“…Onegin, which opens the Met’s season on Monday, has taken an unusually precipitous tumble from sure thing—a pinnacle of Russian music, featuring the most eminent Russian soprano and Russian conductor of our time, in a production by a widely admired theater director making her Met debut—to headache-plagued.”  [New York Times]

Read meat

After last night’s opening of L’elisir d’amore, the first chirping of critics is heard.   Read more »

First sip

UPDATE: A video preview of the new Elisir follows the jump. La Cieca’s spy reports: “Bartlett Sher‘s warm and winning new production of Donizetti’s L‘Elisir d’Amore was presented at today’s annual Opening Night free public dress rehearsal. Read more »

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La Cieca, like Nature, abhors a vacuum

“Upon my word,” exclaims La Cieca (pictured at right, in the background), “I could almost swear I see a few empty seats on the other side of theater for the Met’s opening night performance of L’elisir d’amore!”

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Anna of the thousands dazed

Tonight’s the night, cher public, traditionally the busiest of the year here at parterre. Complete details on the opening night performance of Anna Bolena after the jump.

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