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  • Buster: Happy to read about Alexandra von der Weth’ s succesful return to the opera stage:... 4:50 AM
  • zampieriano: Regarding the Park Carmen performances with Flo, there should exist a televised broadcast! I am... 4:43 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Hmmm, right now, their winners page lists “Ann Ziff (Bill and Ann Ziff Foundation)R... 1:22 AM
  • papopera: when do they serve chop suey? 8:29 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I agree the second act was weaker, but I didn’t think it was so weak as to drag down the... 7:36 PM
  • Satisfied: We are all entitled to our opinions, but I thought the first act very promising (albeit flawed and... 7:23 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I saw Something Rotten! Wonderful show. http://poisonivywa lloftext.blogspot. com/2015/04/som... 6:45 PM
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  • m. croche: “[Chairs are} a European thing” This is a joke, right? Chinese opera traditionally... 6:07 PM
  • Salome Where She Danced: I have never seen Jessye’s tear gutter so pronounced as on this intriguing... 5:19 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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Sibling revelry

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

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