lorgnette_dorThe results are in for the first annual Pubie Awards, nominated and voted upon by you, the Cher Public. Turnout this year was spectacular, with some categories racking up as many as 2,647 votes. A few of the races were close, and La Cieca thinks you’ll see an upset or two among the winners, after the jump. 

Best new production at the Met:

house_of_the_dead_metFrom the House of the Dead

Worst New Production at the Met:


Best Revival at the Met:

boheme_metLa Boheme

Worst Revival at the Met:

Dutch_Boys_Lead_Party_1923Der Fliegende Hollander

Best NYCO production:

don_gDon Giovanni

Best “off-Broadway” opera production:

mondo_squirrelIl Mondo della Luna (Gotham Chamber Opera)

Best Performance by a Diva:

anna_bohemeAnna Netrebko in La boheme

Worst Performance by a Diva:

fleming_telephoneRenee Fleming in Armida

Best Performance by a Divo:

kaufmann_carmenJonas Kaufmann in Carmen

Worst Performance by a Divo:

chinese-takeoutMarcello Giordani in Turandot

Best Performance in a Non-Diva Role:

blythe_angelicaStephanie Blythe in Suor Angelica

Worst Performance in a Non-Diva Role:

invisiblemanCarlo Guelfi in Aida

Maestro of the Year:

mutiRiccardo Muti

Einspringer of the Year:

rachele_gilmoreRachele Gilmore in Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Worst Night of Filth:

dummyTosca on opening night

And now the honorary awards (the “Lorgnette d’argent”) also nominated by you, the cher public:

  • Best Bitch-fight: Luc Bondy vs. Franco Zefferelli
  • Most Anticipated Cancellation: Angela Gheorghiu (not) in Carmen.
  • Lifetime Achievement:  Charles Anthony
  • Special Recognition for Outstanding Excellence in the Fields of Tireless Indefatigability and Persistent Proflicacy: BETSY_ANN_BOBOLINK