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  • manou: All the very best to you both. Are you wearing your bracelet? 1:17 PM
  • armerjacquino: Hahaha, I see what you’re doing there, manou! Yeah, so I got engaged… 1:14 PM
  • abydos: All the way to London?? ha ha all of a 1 hour flight! It wasn’t just the Boheme incident that... 1:12 PM
  • Krunoslav: Actually, that’s the heroine’s final aria from Renzo Rossellini’s REBECCA SHARP... 1:02 PM
  • manou: Null’altro a dirmi avete? 12:55 PM
  • La Cieca: “Tu che le vanity” The Marchallin’s monologue, you mean? 12:43 PM
  • armerjacquino: Plus, I had to go to school like EVERY weekday. 11:54 AM
  • redbear: There is another much older person I know (NOT ME!) who happened, by accident because he... 11:47 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘Those Rourke/McCarthy performances of Pêcheurs de perles always sold well, though.’... 11:41 AM
  • La Cieca: Met evenings “starring” Nicole Lorange and Ermanno Mauro, Mickey Rourke and Andrew McCarthy Those... 11:37 AM

It’s today!

La Cieca’s spy informs her that the Met will make its 2014-2015 season announcement at 6:00 PM today.   “Wednesday evening.”

Don’t bother with a rewrite

La Cieca’s operative deep in the bowels of the Josie Robertson Plaza has just informed her that the announcement of the Met’s 2014-2015 season is now less than two weeks away. That’s barely enough time for you, the cher public (pictured), to put your investigatory and journalistic skills to the test! Read more »

The lady in question

… is Anna Netrebko, performing “Vieni, t’affretta” from Verdi’s Macbeth at tonight’s opening gala at the Mariinsky. Read more »

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First sip

UPDATE: A video preview of the new Elisir follows the jump.

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Suppose they gave a Ring and no one came

For whatever reason (Lack of James Levine? Incompetence of Robert LePage? The economy? Wagner overload?), next season’s Ring cycle at the Met doesn’t seem to be selling.

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Recovered girl

Here’s a bit of good news for all you Traviata fans with tickets for tomorrow night’s Met performance or Saturday afternoon’s HD.

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A three hour tour

After today’s Met dress rehearsal of The Enchanted Island, La Cieca’s spy (pictured) reports: “You would think that if they had the entire Baroque canon to mine, they would’ve chosen music that wasn’t slow, dull, and long.  In Peter Gelb‘s opening remarks, he called it ‘the Met’s Baroque Coming Out party,’ which makes me think this entire endeavor was to introduce new audiences to Baroque opera—and if that’s the case, they chose a poor way of trying to win them over.”

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Island of lost moles

La Cieca has just heard that 800 tickets for the public dress rehearsal of the Met’s new Enchanted Island production will be distributed starting at noon tomorrow. The rehearsal will be Wednesday, December 28 at 10:30am, and naturally your doyenne encourages spies, agents, operatives, sleuths, snoops, spooks and spotters to attend this sneak preview and to share all the juicy details with the cher public. The Met’s website has more details.

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Juan down

Barihunk Mariusz Kwiecien injured his handsome back during today’s dress rehearsal of Don Giovanni at the Met and was taken to the hospital, tweets Dan Wakin. As La Cieca writes this, Kwiecien’s cover Dwayne Croft is at the Met rehearsing the opera’s first act swordfight.  

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Donizetti queens report

Today is the dress rehearsal/preview of Anna Bolena at the Met, and naturally La Cieca has infiltrated the event with a veritable phalanx of spies. After the jump: all your latest Anna Netrebko related news.

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