Ja, sah er Baden ahn der Ruf Ja, sah er Baden ahn der Ruf

La Cieca’s nomination for Song of the Year 2016: an elaborate but hideously tasteless unintentional joke.

on December 29, 2016 at 2:49 AM
All fall down All fall down

La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the fall?

on August 24, 2016 at 8:10 AM
The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-2017 season! The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-2017 season!

The Met’s 2016-2017 season opens on September 26 with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

on February 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Ebben… domani Ebben… domani

The Met announces its 2015-2016 season tomorrow at 1:00 PM, cher public, and La Cieca knows you will all be here to discuss and dissect

on February 17, 2015 at 3:14 PM
When she has sung her songs When she has sung her songs

Given Anna Netrebko‘s continuing success at the Met in Macbeth (as evidenced by an mid-scene “brava” in last night’s Sirius broadcast), it’s time to think about the future—specifically her local assignments for next season.

on October 04, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Ina moment now Ina moment now

La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017.

on September 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Gold standard Gold standard

Like everyone else, La Cieca was watching Mad Men last night, and suddenly something clicked.

on April 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM

The team that made the Met’s 2009 production of From the House of the Dead one of the undisputed highlights of the Peter Gelb era will return five years from now to create a Richard Strauss tragedy.  According to Helsingin Sanomat, director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will collaborate on a new production of…

on March 01, 2011 at 8:25 AM