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  • ML: Gott in seinen himmlischen Farben! 5:55 AM
  • ML: Did you get your “ML” ticket(s)? 5:52 AM
  • ML: … and Parterre is the poorer without him. 5:51 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Lohengrin I will be at the second ML as well. Got my ticket on Friday. Hopefully the next... 5:48 AM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: Glad you’re enjoying Paris, florezrocks! We went most recently in June (Garnier... 5:38 AM
  • Lohengrin: Except of some other considerations: the main couple will be than (2018) 55 and 47 years old; not... 5:31 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Alagna to do his first Lohengrin at Bayreuth with Netrebko Elsa! http://kurier.a... 5:18 AM
  • SF Guy: I found Friday’s Norma a considerable improvement over last Wednesday’s, and not just for... 4:54 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Oedipe hasn’t come back yet has he? He is somewhere with Klingsor perhaps. 4:53 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=adrj UoUi0M4 4:33 AM

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 »

deh vieni alla finestra

Liza’s main man Paulo Szot has some interesting and rather bold (if La Cieca may say so) opinions about the character of Leporello in today’s New York Times: “Don Giovanni needs him for everything: butt sex, to give him food, to give him drink, to share his feelings with.” (The article, fetchingly entitled “The Great Mozart Switcheroo,” poses the probing question, “So which, in the end, is the better part?”)

szot out

According to the blog AfterElton.com, Tony Award-winning barihunk Paulo Szot “is an out gay man.” Writer Brian Juergens says the blog “contacted his publicist and were told that yes, he is gay, and we’re welcome to say as much.”