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  • m. croche: Szymanowski would seem to be the odds-on favorite, but Spanish has multiple paths to victory (Catán, or John Adams and Peter... 3:18 AM
  • fletcher: Oh god that Götterdämmerung cover is the best! Thanks for sharing. 2:28 AM
  • fletcher: Surely out of those Król Roger has the best chance? Or maybe a staged Luonnotar ? 2:23 AM
  • LT: This is laughable. In the ever diminishing world of opera, the only backlash her going over “the edge” (whatever that... 2:17 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I love this production. So happy to see–and hear–it again. 12:13 AM
  • antikitschychick: Sorry I meant to say I always picture her smiling in my head because of how perky and fun she usually is. SIGH. I be... 12:00 AM
  • antikitschychick: P.S. I think something along the lines of Cieca’s fanciful album cover would have been perfect. Looking at a... 11:58 PM
  • m. croche: Since then the MET has added Czech, Hungarian, Chinese, and Sanskrit to the list. Is there a betting pool for the next new... 11:49 PM

Fireworks

At the conclusion of LA Opera’s revival of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro I was taking the early opportunity to stand before the curtain calls since I knew we’d all be on our feet presently. As I leaned forward the woman in front of me turned to her seatmate and very quietly, in a voice thick with emotion and not a few tears, said, “it’s so beautiful.” I couldn’t have agreed more.   Read more »

Top of the heap

You will be happy to hear that Michael Fabiano was the unrivaled star of the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala last night. You will perhaps be a little less happy to hear that this is not only figuratively but literally true: with so many cancellations and substitutions, Fabiano was about the only interesting thing happening. Read more »

Ina moment now

La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017. Read more »

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Einspring can really hang you up the most

Winter Met sensation Pretty Yende does another jump-in this weekend, again in Le Comte Ory, but this time at the Theater an der Wien.

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