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  • olliedawg: Having worked for many years with great graphic designers, it’s hard for me to ignore the... 11:01 AM
  • kashania: I don’t think that Gelb is the only person responsible for a dearth of sensational star singers.... 11:01 AM
  • johns33: Well said 98. Gordon’s inflammatory language is annoying and is not helping their image.... 10:53 AM
  • Don_Dano: Lyric Opera of Chicago managed to get me to commit to tickets last night. I had been putting off... 10:51 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I half agree, half disagree. The fact that the tenor’s aria is now the “drawR... 10:40 AM
  • armerjacquino: A blackout of HD cinema presentations in the NYC area to encourage greater in house... 10:32 AM
  • Don_Dano: I think you are onto something. I frequently wonder how much of the MET’s attendance issues... 10:26 AM
  • Bill: mkmacmtenor – Not having experienced Pretty Yende live, I just recently heard her in a LA Opera... 10:19 AM
  • Stendhal: I’m sorry to keep singling you out, but your post is emotional drivel, and there are traces... 10:18 AM
  • Buster: In a flapper dress. Seriously, the only operetta role I could think of that would fit very well, is... 10:14 AM

The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.   Read more »

Anna of the thousands dazed

Tonight’s the night, cher public, traditionally the busiest of the year here at parterre. Complete details on the opening night performance of Anna Bolena after the jump. Read more »

Doge ball

hvorosktovskyAs La Cieca always so magnanimously says, “E vo gridando: pace! E vo gridando: chat!” The subject of today’s discussion is Simon Boccanegra, live from the Met at 1:00 pm. Read more »

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We are listening

UPDATE: The Traviata chat is beginning in preparation for the 8:00 start time of tonight’s performance.

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Lascivious wassails

If you feel like discussing the Sirius broadcast of Antony and Cleopatra, here’s the place.

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Votre chat, je peux vous le rendre

The last parterre chat of 2009, Carmen from the Met, begins at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 curtain. 

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Wo bleibt der Chat?

Here’s the place for all your chatting needs, cher public, during tonight’s broadcast of Elektra from the Met. The official chat begins at 7:45 pm for an 8:00 curtain. 

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It’s Pat!

Tonight’s Met season premiere of Il trittico features Patricia Racette‘s first local whack at the three heroines, which means La Cieca expects the parterre posse to be out in force. Check back here at parterre.com beginning at 7:45 for a live chat coinciding with the Sirius/RealNetworks broadcast of the Puccini three-parter.

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From the chat of the dead

La Cieca invites all you Deadheads to chat during tonight’s Met season premiere of From the House of the Dead. The chat begins at 7:45 pm. Sirius/XM RealNetworks from metopera.org

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Well, wouldn’t you?

“People are on the way to check on Marguerite, after hearing that a man has been seen in her area.”

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