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  • fletcher: Does ONP use dynamic pricing ? I’m paying €140 each for Meistersinger tickets in the second balcony – seems awfully... 1:57 PM
  • Operngasse: Replying to Tubsinger’s Montsy request, I only was fortunate enough once to see Ms. Caballe perform. It was the Met, and... 1:55 PM
  • armerjacquino: Why would a Tamino who hasn’t been to the gym ‘not look the part’? There’s no mention of... 1:55 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: I totally agree. Nothing wrong with singers trying to look the part. The ENO prides itself on the quality and... 1:52 PM
  • armerjacquino: How very weird. Cardiff is a British competition in the sense that it’s hosted in Britain but in every other way... 1:49 PM
  • quoth the maven: I have to say I find Polegato’s argument in the FB thread faintly idiotic, as I do any time a performer counters a... 1:34 PM
  • NPW-Paris: “Great Britain the homeland of the white trash…” ; Well, it *is* where I’m from so they may be right. 1:30 PM
  • NPW-Paris: The painful prices for Lohengrin presumably factor his presence in, yet I doubt we will all get a 20-euro note each as we enter... 1:28 PM

Ice ice baby

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

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.” [Observer]

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. Perhaps you, the cher public, can offer your insights and suggestions the better to fill the many gaping lacunae in their prognostications.   Read more »

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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Jamie Barton

Everything’s coming up Jamie

Mezzo-of-the-moment Jamie Barton’s future Met assignments include . . .

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Manon Lescaut

Insieme, perduta, abbandonata

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming Verismo CD will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut.

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Cieca as fortuneteller

21st century blues

Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire.

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The Thing

Keep watching the skies!

As you may have heard, cher public, Joseph Calleja canceled last night’s Lucia performance at the Met after the first act. So… well, see the headline above.

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futureworld

From a distance

Things coming in the future, cher public: Anna Netrebko sings Adriana, Maddalena and Turandot; Stefan Herheim directs Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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Fosca

Not pretty or safe or easy

La Cieca hears that the Théâtre du Châtelet will continue its series of Stephen Sondheim productions with Passion, set to star Natalie Dessay (as Fosca, bien sûr!)

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