“It started out as something of a dinner party crowd-pleaser.” [Royal Opera House]
La Cieca hears that Joseph Calleja will sing Pollione opposite the Norma of Anna Netrebko at the Met for opening night 2017. The pair will be reprising roles they introduced at that Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in September 2016. (Photo: Ken Howard)
The celebration of 50 years of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center includes “The Illuminated Heart,” a theatrical fantasy of Mozart operas and ensembles featuring Christine Goerke, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Polenzani and Peter Mattei; plus staged concerts of Così fan tutte and Idomeneo. Tickets and more information are at MostlyMozart.org. Read more »
BREAKING: Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, has announced he will quit this post in March 2017. Read more »
La Cieca is sure that Meyerbeer fanatics will be delighted to hear that the Royal Opera House Covent Garden is preparing a new staging of Les Huguenots.
“A lot seems to be spent on productions that simply aren’t worth it.”
The experience of watching Wagner’s final opera Parsifal is frequently elevated to a spiritual occurrence, and productions have historically emphasized the religious dimension of the opera’s core themes of redemption and the dangers of temptation.
Sleep soundly tonight, Kasper Holten: your Vêpres Siciliennes casting problem has just been solved!