Readers, writers, and stars reflect on the 30th anniversary of “the most essential blog in opera” (NYT)
Zack Woolfe of The New York Times remembers James Jorden
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The writers of the Box and James’s friends are saddened to announce the death of the inimitable founder of Parterre Box
One of my absolute favorite later Cole Porter lyrics.
The parterre team is glad to make available a professionally produced recording of the February 3rd memorial held in honor of parterre box founder James Jorden.
So, give me three good reasons we should not hear Jamie Barton as the mother of Salomé?
“As for next year, Gheorghiu makes an as-yet-unannounced return for the first time in seven years to the Met in New York.”
“The design of the Met’s new production [of Lucia di Lammermoor] by Simon Stone suggests a present-day American Rust Belt, an area once prosperous but now fallen into decline and neglect.”
La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko has cancelled her November performances of Nabucco in Vienna to schedule shoulder surgery.
La Cieca hears that major news is coming from the Met regarding 2021.
La Cieca and the gang down at parterre box offer best wishes for a speedy recovery to Anna Netrebko.
La Cieca hears that the centerpiece of the 2021 Salzburg Easter Festival will be a new production of Turandot conducted by Christian Thielemann (not pictured) .
The entire Metropolitan Opera schedule for 2020-2021, in what looks like a fairly plausible form, has been leaked.
Bass-baritone Craig Colclough makes his Met debut tonight in the title role of Macbeth.
This overabundance of detail serves only to set La Cieca wondering who protested Ms. Davis.