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  • Krunoslav: Thanks, Camille, but I cannot in fact go- I’ll be out of town. So, the first Parterrean who... 11:22 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Thank you, John, for this fine review of what is surely a first, 101 Countertenors. Your... 11:16 PM
  • Camille: This was just a laugh riot, starting with The Precious Tears of Oprah! Thanks a lot for your... 11:14 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: The Magyar Állami Operaház (Budapest) still uses the 1938 production of... 11:11 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Camille: DO by all means watch the Golden Globe-nominated “Big... 11:02 PM
  • Camille: Well, at least with Krunoslav going we’ll get a really good and knowledgeable review of the... 10:29 PM
  • Patrick Mack: Oh, the horror. 10:25 PM
  • Camille: LolololoL!!!!!!!!! ! Thanks for the chortle. I may be an old lady but I sure as hell always hated... 10:21 PM
  • Camille: Oh my yes, it IS. I checked IMDb. I had no idea it was adapted from Nabokov as It happened the... 10:15 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: And the new Bocelli Mehta Turandot is already on the runway awaiting release from Decca.... 10:09 PM

We’ll settle that tonight!

La Cieca has been wining, dining and otherwise wooing her Met connection (pictured above) and he (or is it she?) has come across with some tidbits about upcoming seasons at Casa Gelb, detailed after the jump. Read more »

Teen spirit

Now that the Met’s 2013-2014 season has been published and almost immediately discussed to death, La Cieca thought it would be amusing to do a bit of speculation about what lies ahead as we approach the middle of the decade. An assemblage of gossip and guesswork about the 2014-2015 season follows the jump, and won’t it be fun to look back on this post next February when the official announcement is made? Read more »

Steam heat?

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo, easy on the eyes despite the fright wig, is one of the “Hottest Opera Stars Of 2013″ according to Huffington Post. But does he meet the criteria of the highest authority on hotness of them all, namely the parterre consensus? Read more »