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  • semira mide: My favorite Attila was Sam Ramey – anyone else have a favorite? 1:17 PM
  • kashania: Pape isn’t a spring chicken. Perhaps Wotan taxes his upper register too much, as well as... 12:58 PM
  • La Cieca: Okay, everyone has had a say now, so let’s drop this topic, shall we? 12:54 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Ok ML I’m here to defend myself. I have no control who La Cieca chooses to moderate. Clita... 12:43 PM
  • Buster: Don’t drink too much beer! 12:36 PM
  • mskapay: I am Pape’s biggest fan, and even I think he could take on the role in at least an occasional... 12:35 PM
  • kashania: Speaking of pirates, I’m currently enjoying the Olivero Tosca which Jungfer Marianne and La... 12:33 PM
  • kashania: As La Cieca has explained numerous time, “moderation& #8221; does not mean banishment. It... 11:07 AM
  • The_Kid: Also, I see no reason why la cieca should bend over backwards trying to accommodate posters on her... 10:51 AM
  • Krunoslav: “… stop carrying tales like a small town spinster, ML.” https://rockint... 10:49 AM

Von Kopf bis Fuss

La Cieca is happy to present the following ready-made blind item: “[Calixto] Bieito is soon to work with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, in another co-production with ENO, but the details of what, when and how are closely guarded – possibly due to the likely degree of resulting fuss.” [The Independent]

Ina moment now

La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017. Read more »

Fall forward

La Cieca (right) has started arranging her engagment book for the autumn season as best she can, what with this thing, that thing and the other. But she’s also interested (if only in passing) on what you, the cher public (left) plan to see here in New York City between now and the end of 2013. Utterly scientific polls follow the jump. Read more »

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We’ll settle that tonight!

La Cieca has been wining, dining and otherwise wooing her Met connection (pictured above) and he (or is it she?) has come across with some tidbits about upcoming seasons at Casa Gelb.

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Desk set

Stefan Herheim‘s production of Die Meistersinger is set on the surface of Hans Sachs’ writing table!

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Zurück vom “Ring!”

Peter Gelb says the Ring will definitely not return, as originally planned, in 2017, and where has La Cieca heard that before?

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Heir presumptive?

>Andris Nelsons has been named the new music director of the Boston Symphony.

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… and now the worse news

A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects.

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Plank your lucky stars

The next scheduled appearance of the Met’s Ring production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be.

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Dark side of the moon

Finally some video of Stefan Herheim‘s Salome production shows up on YouTube.

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