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Put a ‘Ring’ on it Put a ‘Ring’ on it

The eventually reopened Metropolitan Opera promises a swift return to its status quo ante as a farm team for the English National Opera, sharing the London company’s new Ring cycle directed by vieillard terrible Richard Jones.

on February 24, 2021 at 12:20 PM
Remote control Remote control

The Met Orchestra will stream a concert including the virtual participation of Angela Gheorghiu live from Bucharest.

on February 05, 2021 at 11:40 AM
Lockout! Lockout!

The Met is instituting a lockout of its Local One–represented employees (stagehands), effective at midnight tonight.

on December 07, 2020 at 2:04 PM
Sonya or later Sonya or later

“The Met Stars Live in Concert performance featuring soprano Sonya Yoncheva, which was rescheduled for this Saturday, November 28, has now been moved to Saturday, February 27, 2021, as Ms. Yoncheva is still ill (with a non-Covid illness).” Thus speaks the Met’s press department.

on November 24, 2020 at 3:19 PM
Monster recital sacré Monster recital sacré

“Pèlerin Deslieux had arrived to escort her to Carnegie Hall. They would walk over together. ‘There’s a queue from here to there!’ he told her.”

on October 12, 2020 at 3:46 PM
Met cancels spring season Met cancels spring season

The Met will be dark for more than a year, until the fall of 2021.

on September 23, 2020 at 12:04 PM
Take the money and run Take the money and run

The Met settled with disgraced former music director James Levine for a cool $3.5 million.

on September 21, 2020 at 12:09 PM
Infection Infection

Tonight’s performance of Don Carlo at the Bolshoi Opera has been canceled because bass Ildar Abdrazakov has tested positive for COVID-19.

on September 10, 2020 at 9:06 AM
The end of Columbia Artists The end of Columbia Artists

La Cieca has heard that Columbia Artists Management Inc. will cease operations on Monday, August 31.

on August 29, 2020 at 5:35 PM
Denial Denial

“It was the one-armed man,” the veteran tenor explained.

on August 23, 2020 at 1:43 PM
NYCO, yet again? NYCO, yet again?

New York City Opera (remember them?) have announced a program for spring 2021, with repertoire consistent with the company’s recent policy of equal-opportunity pandering.

on August 13, 2020 at 10:58 AM
It started in Naples It started in Naples

The Teatro San Carlo di Napoli’s lavish outdoor concert series continues with Aida featuring Jonas Kaufmann and Anita Rachvelishvili.

on July 29, 2020 at 3:16 PM
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