la cieca ci guarda

As if we never said goodbye As if we never said goodbye

“As for next year, Gheorghiu makes an as-yet-unannounced return for the first time in seven years to the Met in New York.”

on February 08, 2022 at 4:58 PM
Feel no pain Feel no pain

“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.”

on January 31, 2022 at 1:57 PM
Disjointed Disjointed

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko has cancelled her November performances of Nabucco in Vienna to schedule shoulder surgery.

on October 19, 2021 at 11:44 AM
Keep watching the skies Keep watching the skies

La Cieca hears that major news is coming from the Met regarding 2021.

on September 21, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Get well soon, Anna! Get well soon, Anna!

La Cieca and the gang down at parterre box offer best wishes for a speedy recovery to Anna Netrebko.

on September 17, 2020 at 10:54 AM
Princess of the posse Princess of the posse

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) .

on March 09, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Roaring 20s Roaring 20s

The entire Metropolitan Opera schedule for 2020-2021, in what looks like a fairly plausible form, has been leaked.

on December 20, 2019 at 4:29 PM
I feel your thane I feel your thane

Bass-baritone Craig Colclough makes his Met debut tonight in the title role of Macbeth.

on September 28, 2019 at 1:39 PM
The press representative doth protest too much, methinks The press representative doth protest too much, methinks

This overabundance of detail serves only to set La Cieca wondering who protested Ms. Davis.

on September 27, 2019 at 4:23 PM
Slow curtain, the end Slow curtain, the end

La Cieca has discovered a document of Plácido Domingo‘s faute de mieux Metropolitan Opera farewell performance.

on September 26, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Someday my prince will come Someday my prince will come

Yusif Eyvazov will sing Calàf in the October 3, 6, 9, and 12 Met performances of Puccini’s Turandot.

on September 19, 2019 at 11:42 AM
Unsex me here Unsex me here

An “Anti-Harassment Workshop” was scheduled at the Met today in the same room where Plácido Domingo was rehearsing for this season’s revival of Macbeth.

on September 05, 2019 at 7:53 PM
Opera, queens Opera, queens

La Cieca hears that for the first time in recorded history, the Metropolitan Opera will have an official presence in the Pride March this Sunday.

on June 28, 2019 at 3:19 PM
Höchste Lust! Höchste Lust!

Karita Mattila has just rather casually let slip that she has “signed in for [her] first Isolde.”

on December 01, 2018 at 5:43 PM