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Blonde Venus?

The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons. Details after the jump!  Read more »

Hope Chest

Barihunk John Chest headlines San Francisco Opera’s Billy Budd in the fall of 2019 (presumably in Francesca Zambello‘s familiar Cruising-themed staging), according to Opera magazine’s frequently accurate “We hear that” feature.  Read more »

Noises on

[via metopera.org]

Local tenor is a treat

The press release for the Royal Opera’s 2018-2019 season promises “world-renowned opera stars including Michael Fabiano, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Eva Maria Westbroek among other treats.

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Judges for yourself

With the Met’s announcement of the 2018-2019 season approximately a week away, La Cieca thought we should review the always oracular and generally accurate Future Met Wiki.

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O dolce mano

“Briefly, the character of the heroine is a crazy bothersome hysterical bitch.”

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La fanciulla del west side

Jonas Kaufmann‘s acclaimed Dick will highlight the Met’s 2018-2019 season.

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No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos

The list of Anna Netrebko/Yannick Nézet-Séguin collaborations has expanded once again.

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The once and future queen

In addition to her first Met Aida performances next season, forthcoming projects for the one and only Anna Netrebko just keep gushing out.

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Fresh faces

Bass Christian Zaremba will sing the role of Angelotti in the Met’s new production of Tosca opening New Year’s Eve.

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