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  • Milady DeWinter: Well I heard Devia’s Lucia at the Met years back and it was wonderful. True, the voice didn’t quite ping... 2:00 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thank you indeed for the Jessica Pratt “Lucia” ; coloraturafan. She is fast rising to the top of my list of... 1:57 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Yay, Gheorghiu’s MET Tosca will be broadcast live on Sirius on 2 November! Meanwhile, a gown from her Sydney concert of... 1:43 PM
  • chicagoing: Looking forward to hearing/seeing Mr. Brownlee in La Cenerentola here on Saturday night oppposite Isabel Leonard. Reviews have... 1:37 PM
  • Laura Amorosa: I am not trying to protect anybody. I am not sure exactly what “protection& #8221; means in this context. I am glad... 1:21 PM
  • semira mide: Considering the track record of La Donna del Lago productions in the last 10 years perhaps a concert version is a good... 1:19 PM
  • kashania: Grim: We had Alek Shrader here in Barbieri last season and I had a similar impression. He sang well and (especially in the... 11:45 AM
  • kashania: What La Cieca said. In U.S. (especially expensive cities like NYC), $1.6 for the CEO of an arts institution is par for the... 11:40 AM

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 »

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.   Read more »


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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And painted birds do hush their singing