cavalleriaLa Cieca hears that Opera Orchestra of New York’s 2010-2011 season will represent a step up from last two years of stopgap recitals as well as a step back from the three-opera seasons of yore.  

The program, it is said, will consist of a double bill of Cavalleria rusticana and La Navarraise in the fall (Muti-maned Alberto Veronesi on the podium) and L’africaine with Eve Queler waving the stick in the spring. The cher public are invited to start guessing about casting; La Cieca will jump in with a suggestion of Aprile Millo for Santuzza.