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  • marshiemarkII: And a German/German also :lol: 12:18 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Well there was no bottom feeding at the Met last night, that’s for sure. One of the... 12:17 PM
  • Bill: Feldmarschallin – actually not really in the same bag – Racette now has a ferocious wobble... 11:58 AM
  • phoenix: Well, manou, however you decide to compose the list, most of these bottom feeders date back to the... 11:51 AM
  • armerjacquino: If we’re talking tonal beauty there’s a German/Austrian soprano missing from that... 11:45 AM
  • armerjacquino: Rysanek, Troyanos AND Auger as Najade! Not bad. Although the choice between Scovotti and... 11:44 AM
  • delmonaco: I wanted to highlight this vides so for those who haven’t seen it http://www.dail... 11:44 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: This reminds me of a joke popular down here in the Deep South: “Q. What’s the... 11:19 AM
  • kashania: I’m sure you’re relieved that Mr. Manou isn’t fishing for bottoms! 11:14 AM
  • manou: I do not necessarily concur with the names on the lists, but I have to point out that I think you... 10:43 AM

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.