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  • marshiemarkII: Yes it was Opolais, if I remember correctly it was a concert version somewhere in the east block (maybe Russia?), and I... 11:09 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Thanks for the report, marshie, but are you sure about seeing Opolais in YouTube of Don Carlo? I don’t think she has... 11:04 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Well gurls and assorted Qs, just passing by for a quick visit, but I didn’t want to leave the Qs wondering about how the... 10:53 PM
  • Kenhere: My argument is nothing like that. No blackface is not the sky falling. Mutual understanding and good faith would mark the ideal... 9:37 PM
  • operablogger: Leontyne Price was Aida in my very first opera, a touring production of the Met in the late 1960s when they came to... 9:32 PM
  • SF Guy: Martinez has also replaced Stoyanova in this summer’s Don Carlo in San Francisco with Fabiano, Kwiecien and Pape. 9:09 PM
  • Hippolyte: There is a bus for some but not all events at Bard SummerScape that leaves from near Lincoln Center and drops you off in from... 8:53 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: One of Arroyo’s Met Pinkertons was George Shirley!!! I wonder if he was made to wear whiteface? 8:50 PM

Embroidered silk

After having triumphed last month in Paris in Stéphane Braunschweig’s new Norma at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Maria Agresta began 2016 more modestly. For her American stage debut, the Italian soprano knocked on Rodolfo’s door as Mimi in the 458th performance of Franco Zeffirelli’s outsized production of Puccini’s La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera, Her delicately-acted, sumptuously-sung seamstress transformed what might have been just an average Wednesday night revival into something finer.   Read more »

Coffee break

La Cieca (pictured, in her dreams) would like to pause just a moment in her editrixing duties for a spot of housekeeping, by which she doesn’t mean she’s finally going to get rid of those hideous drapes (though goodness knows she should!) but rather to salute our sponsors and to remind you, the cher public, how you can help spread the word about your favorite parterre box material, if any.   Read more »

Tweet charity

La Cieca is positively brimming with excitement to bring you an exclusive interview with @FakeNLebrecht, connoisseur of sick notes, writer of fiction and obituaries.   Read more »

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The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.

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Danielle fires back

The leading lady of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of La Calisto has taken to the Twitters to respond to the recent discussion of her comments about Miley Cyrus.

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With one look

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2014-2015 season will consist of Tannhäuser, The Passenger, Tosca, Porgy and Bess, Il Trovatore, Anna Bolena, Capriccio and Don Giovanni.

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Tweet and lowdown

Everyone can go home now, because Twitter has reached its zenith.

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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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Couldn’t you just eat him up?

ust when you thought it was impossible to adore Yannick Nézet-Séguin any more than you already did…

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How tweet the sound

“I will be on #Broadway again!”

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