Cher Public

  • SF Guy: Martinez has also replaced Stoyanova in this summer’s Don Carlo in San Francisco with Fabiano, Kwiecien and Pape. 9:09 PM
  • Hippolyte: There is a bus for some but not all events at Bard SummerScape that leaves from near Lincoln Center and drops you off in from... 8:53 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: One of Arroyo’s Met Pinkertons was George Shirley!!! I wonder if he was made to wear whiteface? 8:50 PM
  • m. croche: I’m no expert on Sher or his oeuvre, but I assume that with his background in non-opera theater, he was already pretty... 8:18 PM
  • Krunoslav: Martina Arroyo sang 8 Cio-Cio-Sans for the Met from 1965 to 1971. 8:00 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Gwyn Hughes Jones ” Best Pinkerton since Browning Mummery! 7:58 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=2jJ jsQGUU-8 7:38 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Well, if we take Sher at his word, he didn’t make the decision he made in response to angry e-mails the Met received... 7:37 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.