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Press conference at the Met Press conference at the Met

Stay tuned as La Cieca attends this Zoom press conference with Peter Gelb and special guest zoomers.

on July 11, 2020 at 10:57 AM
Never can say goodbye Never can say goodbye

James Levine is back, or at least is scheduled to be back!

on July 06, 2020 at 2:23 PM
Going the distance Going the distance

Opening tonight at the Teatro Real in Madrid, a staged but socially distanced version of La traviata.

on July 01, 2020 at 2:21 PM
Anna, Yusif and the Escorial Anna, Yusif and the Escorial

This series of concerts offered role debuts (of a kind) for Anna Netrebko as Elisabetta and Yusif Eyvazov as Carlo.

on June 23, 2020 at 3:12 PM
Dark and darker Dark and darker

San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago have announced the cancellation of their respective 2020 fall seasons.

on June 16, 2020 at 3:37 PM
Bad news bared Bad news bared

The Metropolitan Opera is heading for a very rocky couple of years.

on June 05, 2020 at 11:33 AM
Met postpones opening to December 31 Met postpones opening to December 31

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of its 2020–21 season, based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis. The new season is now scheduled to begin on December 31, 2020, with a special gala performance, the details of which will be shared at a later date.

on June 01, 2020 at 4:02 PM
A Skype full of stars A Skype full of stars

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to live-stream what it is billing as an “At-Home Gala” on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world.

on April 13, 2020 at 4:25 PM
Met cancels remainder of season Met cancels remainder of season

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended on May 9, 2020.

on March 19, 2020 at 1:31 PM
Met, Carnegie, NYP, Broadway shut down Met, Carnegie, NYP, Broadway shut down

The Metropolitan Opera and other venues have announced they will performances as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

on March 12, 2020 at 12:49 PM
Shut it down! Shut it down!

It’s time for New York City to close down large-scale public gatherings, including Broadway theater and opera.

on March 11, 2020 at 4:41 PM
Desperately seeking Tosca? Desperately seeking Tosca?

La Cieca hears that the Met is actively searching for sopranos available to sing Tosca on Anna Netrebko‘s scheduled dates staring March 26.

on March 10, 2020 at 9:58 PM
“Lacking in awareness” “Lacking in awareness”

Los Angeles Opera has released the results of its investigation into Plácido Domingo.

on March 10, 2020 at 5:36 PM
Met imposes quarantine Met imposes quarantine

La Cieca has obtained a letter from the Met’s Assistant General Manager, Artistic informing artists arriving in New York from certain high-risk areas they are subject to a two-week quarantine before rehearsing or performing.

on March 03, 2020 at 2:56 PM