Cher Public

Blonde Venus?

The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons. Details after the jump!  Read more »

I’m every diva, it’s all in me

Camille: “It’s very Anne Fontaine does Carmencita Hits the Streets.”

You only thought calla lilies were suitable to every occasion! La Cieca, fashion arbiter though she may be, cannot figure out what is going on with this day-to-evening (and then some) look Sonya Yoncheva is flaunting. Read more »

Telecast: La Traviata

Michael Fabiano and Sonya Yoncheva star in Great Performances at the Met’s telecast of La Traviata tonight at 9:00 PM in the New York area. (Elsewhere check your local listings.)

Mai Tosca alla scena

Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais.

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Two steppes forward, one steppe back

“Et d’ailleurs, les costumes me font ressembler à un côté d’une maison.”

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Sonya non mente

A big chunk of the last act of Norma.

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Cher public, affrettati, precipita per l’etra!

La Cieca’s familiar spirits have been turning their generally steely eyes to the Future Met Wiki, attempting in vain to make sense of impending repertoire and casting at Casa Gelb.

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A whiter shade of pale

While the celebrity-studded, expensively-dressed audience gathered for the gala opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2015-2016 season seemed genuinely enthralled by Monday evening’s performance of Otello, it was more likely swept away by the power of Verdi’s genius than by Bartlett Sher’s puzzling, inert new production.

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Shortlisted

I expected something lovely, but what I beheld was nothing short of magnificent.

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Wish upon a star

At what moment does a “rising star” become simply a “star”?

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