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  • jackoh: The staging during the overture is taking place in the Don’s own bedroom as he and Leporello... 3:52 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Just to see if I am still on “probation&# 8221;, which was supposed to end this... 3:38 PM
  • Krunoslav: “You will notice that in the same post I pointed out how STUPID the frogs are for not... 3:31 PM
  • Buster: Time to vote! http://www.opernwe lt.de/publikumslie blinge-sangerinnen / 3:30 PM
  • almavivante: Very amusing video. Is this to be taken as an exception to one of the key opera rules someone... 3:17 PM
  • La Cieca: Carla, take a look at page 58 of that presentation. The Met orchestra’s base salary increased... 3:06 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Well, Batti Masetto has not criticized Bidu’s Zerlina! Here she is in Nozze. Will we be... 3:05 PM
  • Camille: Very intelligent and perceptively said, and a bravo and a bis 2U2!! 2:53 PM
  • ML: Thank you, Cerquetti. It’s starting to make sense. Glad to know it is Studer doing all the singing... 2:52 PM
  • luvtennis: At the risk of being pounced upon by my two longtime posting buddies, I can only say….HEY,... 2:51 PM

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.”