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  • JohninSeattle: It’s nice to know that outside of graduate schools for english literature and gender studies Foucault is still a... 12:17 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: In three hours we’ll be watching the final live telecast of the season on Digital Concert Hall. Berlin Phil. with... 11:29 AM
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Here he comes to save the day

Yannick MetLa 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. The new maestro and Peter Gelb make it official in a live video stream starting at 10:00 AM today.

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

verismoIt 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. Read more »

The swan never bothered me anyway

Elsa 500Cher public, you knew La Cieca would come through for you, didn’t you? So hurry past the jump and give a listen.  Read more »

Yannick at the Met

Young guns

La Cieca will go out on limb and predict that the Met’s new music director will be Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

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Calleja Netrebko

Have you seen the proconsul?

La Cieca hears that Joseph Calleja will sing Pollione opposite the Norma of Anna Netrebko at the Met for opening night 2017.

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Mira o Anna

Alma costanza

“The Met also said a new production of Bellini’s Norma with Anna Netrebko and Joyce DiDonato will open the 2017-18 season.”

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Turandot Netrebko

Ice ice baby

Now, understand, this is the snippiest of snippets, but it is indeed the first hint of Anna Netrebko‘s Turandot!

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Lucretia

On boroughed time

“By the end of next year… the axis of opera in New York may just possibly have shifted from Lincoln Center to a loft in Gowanus.”

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Cieca as fortuneteller

Cher public, affrettati, precipita per l’etra!

La Cieca’s familiar spirits have been turning their generally steely eyes to the Future Met Wiki, attempting in vain to make sense of impending repertoire and casting at Casa Gelb.

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Future Cieca

Apocalyptic post

“We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.”

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