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  • phoenix: Camille, found the performance here: http://wbai.org/se rver-archive.html Thanks very much! 8:30 PM
  • Camille: No one is going to sing that Sol Eiffel!!!!! I had hope for about five minutes that Dessay could... 8:29 PM
  • Camille: Ha! Touchée! Maybe she can sing in L’Occitan as a compromise. 8:20 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Well, Chimène is supposed to be Spanish anyway. 8:17 PM
  • Camille: Well, broken down old queens have lots of slaves around the house, haven’t they? Delegate,... 8:16 PM
  • MontyNostry: I actually sure Joanie in one of her two London performances of the role before she got ill and... 8:00 PM
  • MontyNostry: Indeed, or coloraturafan̵ 7;s favourite, Ms Mosuc – as a Romanian, she can probably be... 7:59 PM
  • Camille: Et MOI Aussi!!! All I have to say in response can be contained within these wise words of Les Frèrea... 7:48 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Yes, that libretto (submitted to the Parisian censor for authorization for the first... 7:45 PM
  • phoenix: Yes, I can verify that is an intrinsic Slavic trait. 7:37 PM

Between the conception and the creation between the emotion and the response

So finally we can see what the Robert Lepage Ring would have looked like if only the Machine hadn’t been totally fucked. Read more »

Plank your lucky stars

You Wagnerians out there (and you know who you are!) who are so busily either enjoying this season’s Ring cycle (or, perhaps, not so much) maybe be fascinated and/or appalled to hear that the next scheduled appearance of the Met’s production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be. What we know, after the jump. Read more »

Avec la participation exceptionnelle de La Machine

La Cieca (not pictured) is always delighted when Met stars “cross over” into more popular genres of entertainment, as for example Stephanie Blythe and Nathan Gunn in Carousel. So imagine La Cieca’s glee (just imagine, I tell you!) when she found out that the star of the Met’s Ring production will make a cameo appearance in the popular Hunger Games film franchise. Read more »


Requiem for a dream

Last night, La Cieca finally got around to watching that documentary about the rocky road to the new Ring at the Met, and she has a thought or two about this whole brouhaha.

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I enjoy being a valkyrie

So, take a look after the jump and tell La Cieca the two things that are wrong (they’re related) about the cover of the Met’s new Ring DVD/Blu-ray.

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The Wurm turns

The Met’s controversial Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage (not pictured) and conducted by TBA (possibly pictured) makes its home video debut on September 11.

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Planks, for the memory

The Robert Lepage production of the Ring cycle will be shown complete (including the now de rigueur fifth part of the pentalogy, Wagner’s Dream) September 11-14 on PBS

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You got a brand new key signature

You can call Robert Lepage many things (and the critics have!), but one thing you cannot call him is “inflexible.”

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When Divas Collide II: Mad Men Edition

To kick off this week’s intermission feature, cher public, La Cieca invites you to imagine who said what to whom to make two legendary ladies laugh so lustily?

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How sharper than a serpent’s tooth

“The Met’s new Ring is the most frustrating opera production I have ever had to grapple with.”

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