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  • Camille: Well; I would certainly agree with that ‘Emeritus 217;idea but it is already a bit overdue isn’t it? It is a... 4:04 PM
  • Gualtier M: I suggested “La Vestale” to Will Crutchfield as a possible Bel Canto at Caramoor presentation. It hasn’t... 3:48 PM
  • steveac10: I can see an emeritus scenario brewing on the horizon. That his involvement is being quietly would down, as his influence over... 3:43 PM
  • Camille: Right. They were well publicized in the L.A. Times. I would weep big pearly tears…so near and yet so far. Just once I made... 3:33 PM
  • Camille: That’s exactly why I put very little faith in this site—-wishin g for Mr dependable Bradley Wilber back again. A year... 3:20 PM
  • Camille: “And NEXT—I shall introduce my Isolde, alongside my Norma!!!!!!” Shades of Mardew…̷ 0; 3:18 PM
  • Camille: In the style of Jenny Lind: httpv:// m/watch?v=s3RMFGk7 ndE As well, in the nineteen twenties or thereabouts, the great... 3:15 PM
  • Krunoslav: Right, and then she’ll move on to TABARRO, FANCIULLA and ISABEAU. “An *Amelina*, not an Amelia.” 3:13 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.