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  • zinka: I was introduced to Meta yrs.ago..FABULOUS. .Died so young (33.) This is one of the values of the... 11:02 AM
  • zinka: Piotr is my favorite tenor (Giordani says,”I know..but I love him too.” I love Calleja... 10:57 AM
  • LittleMasterMiles: My mother played percussion in the pickup orchestra for that Astrodome concert. 9:37 AM
  • turings: Thanks, manou – very funny! Calleja reminds me a bit of Ramon Vargas – lovely lyric voice, seems... 6:28 AM
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  • NPW-Paris: Some of us here have also seen it (and discussed it) and found it a disappointment. 4:02 AM
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  • armerjacquino: Shicoff was no slouch either. 2:52 AM
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Femmes fatales

It’s official! You’ve cast your votes for the operas you most look forward to hearing at the Met this fall, and if the opera has “Macbeth” in the title, you’re there. Most popular among the cher public were Macbeth, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Death of Klinghoffer, Die Meistersinger and Le nozze di Figaro. Complete results after the jump. Read more »

Vital statistics

Now that you know how to obtain same-day tickets to the Met, cher public, all that remains is deciding which operas you intend to see. The traditional parterre poll follows the jump. Read more »

Luke swarm

La Cieca (pictured) fears that the parterre hive mind proved itself populated with more drones than workers this time around, since last month’s poll seems to have fallen rather wide of the mark. Read more »

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The man on the wedding cake

Though at the moment we have no indication that there will be a cast change for the final three performances of La Cenerentola at tha Met, La Cieca does think the group mind should apply itself to the pressing question of exactly wbich tenor will appear in the HD telecast on May 10.

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“Say, what’s in this drink?”

Given the no-show of Anna Netrebko at the final dress rehearsal of L’elisir d’amore, the recent rift in the Netrebko-Schrott household and this insane weather, La Cieca thinks it’s time for the hive mind to decide who’s singing Adina at the Met on Thursday night.

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Die Frau Ohne Schatten

Who’s that woman?

You have voted, cher public, a total of 2,265 times, and you’ve decided!

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Fall forward

Utterly scientific polls follow the jump.

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Driving Miss Dessay

Always front and center with a vote of confidence, Peter Gelb told the New York Times, “Natalie is one of the great artists, but she also is somewhat fragile.”

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Where will the elite meet?

With the Met’s single tickets for the 2012-13 season going on sale Sunday morning, it’s surely about time we, the movers and shakers and parterrians, made our customary ukase on which of the company’s attractions are worth seeing this year and which, not so much.

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The Third Annual Pubie Awards

Tanned, rested and ready to present, La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to vote on the best, worst and most egregious opera performances of the 2012-2013 season.

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