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Fresh faces

Bass Christian Zaremba, who will sing the role of Angelotti in the Met’s new production of Tosca opening New Year’s Eve, is but one of many names recently revealed on the updated Future Met Wiki for next season. (Photo by Scott Suchman.)

Lethal injection

If British Opera magazine is to be believed (and that’s a huge if) incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has already scheduled the first artistic fiasco of his new incumbency: a production of that glob of manipulative dreck Dead Man Walking is apparently on the schedule for the 2020 season.

Master of the house

Incoming Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin “plans to open his first season with a new production of Verdi’s Aida starring Anna Netrebko and to start the following season with Ms. Netrebko as Strauss’s Salome.” [New York Times]

What dreams may come

La Cieca is assured by one of her most reliable mavens that a 2018-2019 production of Lohengrin at the Met looks like a definite “go.”

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The naked truth

Highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season, according the always intriguing Met Future Wiki.

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Principessa altera

Anna Netrebko will sing Turandot at the Met in a “forthcoming season.”

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All fall down

La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the fall?

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You’ve got to taste all the fruit

The current iteration of that altogether necessary resource the Met Future Wiki currently lists a repertoire of 32(!) programs intended for the Met’s 2017-2018 season, which clearly is absurd.

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Here he comes to save the day

La Cieca called it, mostly: Yannick Nézet-Séguin will the the Met’s new music director, taking on full official duties in the 2020-2021 season.

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“Gangway world get off of my runway,” she added

t appears from the image released above that La Cieca’s fanciful album cover for Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming “Verismo” disc was not so far off the mark.

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