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  • Gualtier M: BTW: I loved Margaret Juntwait’s leading question in her intermission interview of Valenti... 4:48 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: The question was if Elvira was sane during Qui la voce and Olga thought they were... 3:58 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Olga P’s teacher is Mariella Devia and in the Opera Quiz she said something pretty... 3:48 PM
  • FaustinaBordoni: What an undesirable element you are! No amount of snarkiness will diminish Brownlee̵... 3:36 PM
  • armerjacquino: If he’s having some kind of minor surgery, there’s nothing sinister here. Well... 2:10 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Yes, but traditionally it’s bad form to do public events when you’re still officially... 1:50 PM
  • messa di voce: Isn’t he still in the time frame when Magic 8 Ball predicted that he would still be sick? 1:43 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Late to comment here, but once again great review Ivy. I heard two performances – Apr... 1:35 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Kudos for another wonderful review, Ivy! I’ve run out of superlatives, so a simple... 1:31 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I remember seeing it and being shocked that it had a happy ending. Back then I just bought... 1:27 PM

Between the conception and the creation between the emotion and the response

So finally we can see what the Robert Lepage Ring would have looked like if only the Machine hadn’t been totally fucked. Read more »

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? [New York Times]

Plank your lucky stars

You Wagnerians out there (and you know who you are!) who are so busily either enjoying this season’s Ring cycle (or, perhaps, not so much) maybe be fascinated and/or appalled to hear that the next scheduled appearance of the Met’s production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be. What we know, after the jump. Read more »

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Avec la participation exceptionnelle de La Machine

La Cieca is always delighted when Met stars “cross over” into more popular genres of entertainment.

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A series of ones and zeroes

“I’m analytical, not wild,” Ms. Garanca told an interviewer in 2009.

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Sun rises in east as dog bites man

A member of the cher public who braved this afternoon’s performance of Das Rheingold at the Met reports that the Machine jammed halfway through the transition between scenes two and three.

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Requiem for a dream

Last night, La Cieca finally got around to watching that documentary about the rocky road to the new Ring at the Met, and she has a thought or two about this whole brouhaha.

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Twilight time

And finally, we come to the last night of our Ring-watching experience, cher public.

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Kid stuff

Ring mania continues tonight at 9 pm with Siegfried on PBS.

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Twins

Sibling revelry

Welcome, cher public, to the second night of the week’s Wagnerama.

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