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  • leftcoastlady: Chicagoing, life is short, be good to yourself, take the center box seat; just you and seven other people and a straight,... 6:46 PM
  • moritz: Camille, the article states: “Three North American critics abstained from voting on the basis they felt that had not seen... 6:38 PM
  • Camille: An even more surprising list, not a U.S. paper in the bunch, neither is MB on the list. Danke, moritz! 6:04 PM
  • chicagoing: Thanks to you and all who replied. There is a single center box seat available which I was considering only because I am... 6:00 PM
  • derschatzgabber: P.S. Chicagoing, I checked the website. Once you click on the seat map for section you are consdering, there is a little... 5:39 PM
  • chicagoing: I don’t necessarily want a bon bon served to me at the conclusion of a recital. I get that Joyce DiDonato is from... 5:33 PM
  • derschatzgabber: Hi Chicagoing, The basic rule of thumb in the War Memorial Opera House is that sound gets better higher up in the house.... 5:30 PM
  • moritz: Tim Ashley (The Guardian, Großbritannien), Lazaro Azar (La Reforma, Mexiko), Manuel Brug (Die Welt, Deutschland), Eleonore Büning... 5:29 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.