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  • mozartFreak: This blogger was almost always spot on during the lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra.... 9:33 PM
  • philomel: Not to sound snippy, but I chose my words carefully in my original post. Did you read them... 8:49 PM
  • PokeyGascon: A positive review, I am going Aug. 8th. I also just realized I can arrange to be in Detroit for... 8:46 PM
  • steveac10: “Who running a major opera company in the US has a “vision?” Not many – and especially... 8:43 PM
  • Lohenfal: Your guess is as good as mine. I didn’t have a subscription way back in 1980, so I really... 8:39 PM
  • actfive: Bang on about pre-Gelb marketing. Back in the early 80′s, I worked for the Met Ticket Service.... 8:37 PM
  • Sempre liberal: I haven’t lived through a lockout before. If some performances are cancelled, do... 8:30 PM
  • steveac10: “Bing also had his own white elephant Ring cycle that took seven years to produce” I... 8:25 PM
  • steveac10: On what authority can you confirm the Met is “out of cash”? There is a couple of... 8:16 PM
  • philomel: My prediction is it will be a combination of these, with the lockout being certain. We are being... 8:06 PM

Horne aplenty

La Cieca has learned that The Metropolitan Opera Guild will pay tribute to  legendary American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (right) on Monday, October 31, when stars, fans of opera, and the cream of New York’s society, business, and civic leaders assemble in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the Guild’s 77th Annual Luncheon. Read more »