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  • NPW-Paris: Really makes you want to go, doesn’t it? 4:53 PM
  • Chanterelle: Musetta not Mimi. Another example of the Met’s throw-em-into-Bohe me approach to new... 4:45 PM
  • MontyNostry: It’s not as if there’s a world (or even US) shortage of sopranos who sing Mimì and... 4:31 PM
  • Chanterelle: I heard Papatanasiu sing the title role in ALCINA in Paris last winter. I thought she sounded... 4:15 PM
  • Buster: They need all the tits in the world to make this work. 3:02 PM
  • Krunoslav: But where is Broadway’s Betsy Wolfe? 3:00 PM
  • semira mide: Since this opera is infrequently performed, it will be great to see it live. Barcellona will... 2:10 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Could it be Jeanne Moreau? Sounds (technically, from the recording acoustic, to have been... 1:56 PM
  • messa di voce: Is that really Vilmorin in the youtube clip? The only times I’ve heard her speaking... 1:42 PM
  • coloraturafan: I saw the performance in Lyon, the opening night November 18. While I was very unimpressed... 1:32 PM

You’ll sometimes walk alone

Carousel – New Production/Lyric Opera Premiere. Denyce Graves; remaining cast TBA. Rob Fisher/conductor, Rob Ashford/director; remaining creative team TBA.” [Lyric Opera of Chicago Press Release]

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

Sworded lives

wer_ist_siegfriedLa Cieca hears that the continuation of the Ring cycle at the Met next season will go on without the participation of Ben Heppner.  We’ll have more details next week when the Met makes their season announcement, but La Cieca’s impression is that the two Siegfrieds are at the moment some combination of Gary Lehman and TBA.