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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Another fact which I have not seen in any of the media on the Met’s production... 1:09 AM
  • Chanterelle: Adams was hustled into his seat after the house lights went down–no doubt a security... 1:03 AM
  • Dabrowski: Thanks for your review! This makes me all that much more eager to see it next month. By the time... 12:57 AM
  • Satisfied: How many articles are going to fuck up on reporting on this opera? My favorite still is the... 12:46 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Thanks so much for your pre-performance reports and your general review. I... 12:37 AM
  • Satisfied: Er….Correcti on: “Often, directors new to opera DON’T know what or how to... 12:36 AM
  • Satisfied: Yes LittleMaster, she was a few rows behind me in the orchestra, She said “Piece of... 12:22 AM
  • Satisfied: Just back from the house and settling in with a nice glass of bourbon…and yet I can’t... 12:14 AM
  • brahseph: She yelled “piece of sh*t” – couldn’t tell if she was referring to the... 12:09 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Miles, thank you so much for sharing that. You have always been an... 12:08 AM

Stubble in paradise

Tenor Michael Fabiano reportedly tore the place down tonight at WQXR’s Greene Space. The 2014 Richard Tucker Award winner shared the stage with Grant winners Jennifer Johnson Cano and Brandon Cedel, and legendary soprano Renata Scotto conversed with Naomi Lewin. Can you stand it? Well, find out after the jump. Read more »

Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition. The lucky winners of tickets to Tuesday night’s “Serenata Italiana” concert at WQXR’s Green Space are named after the jump. Read more »

Dream team

In honor of WQXR’s salute to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation next week—featuring Tucker honoree Michael Fabiano and hosted by legendary Renata Scotto—La Cieca invites the cher public to compete for free tickets to the mini-concert.  Details are after the jump.   Read more »

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Less than Zarah

In a slight detour from the usual all-opera-all-the-time format of parterre box, the queer opera zine, issue #44 centers on Ben Letzler‘s superb appreciation of film and cabaret diva Zarah Leander.

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Drama queen

The very first words in this issue are “Renata Scotto will return to the American operatic stage in the 2001 season!”

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Bass-barihunk

Richard Bernstein is a very good-looking guy, even with his clothes on.”

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That kind of diva

In Vintage Issue #32: How that opening night of Lohengrin might have gone; La Cieca on La Gran Scena…

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Once in half a lifetime

Then and now: the “Dio ti giocondi, o sposo” duet from Otello.

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Scotto talks

Parterre’s tutelary diva shares espresso and cookies with parterre’s fave scribe Zachary Woolfe in preparation for the gala Met Legends event honoring her next Sunday.

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This beaver looks like that beaver

Separated at birth: “Tu che di gel” goddess Renata Scotto and “Too much hair gel” oddness Johnny Weir. This is also holiday-themed breaking news because Johnny has now officially donned his gay apparel. [After Elton]

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