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And the 2019 Pubies go to…

Blame it on the Madonna-Whore Complex, cher public, but this year’s most hotly-contested parterre box “Pubie” award ended in a tie!  Read more »

Multitudes of Annas: Your 2019-2020 Met Season Announcement

On New Years’ Eve 2019 the Met will offer a gala truly worthy of the name when Anna Netrebko sings acts from La bohème, Tosca and Turandot. And that’s only one of a number of highlights (and let’s face it, lowlights) of the company’s impending season.  Read more »

All about Melpomene

The news for the first month of 2019 was naturally dominated by Anna Netrebko‘s Adriana Lecouvreur (as what month in history has not been?) but everything from unruly horses to missing queens put in appearances. The top ten parterre box stories for January 2019 after the jump.  Read more »

The advent of the Nézet-Séguin era: announcing the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-2019 season

Accelerating his arrival as Music Director by two seasons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take up the post in time for the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018–19 season, it was announced today. By freeing up some guest conducting weeks in his busy calendar in both the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons, Nézet-Séguin will now be able to conduct three operas and two Met Orchestra concerts at Carnegie Hall in each of those seasons, instead of the two operas per season originally scheduled.  Read more »

Judges for yourself

With the Met’s announcement of the 2018-2019 season approximately a week away, La Cieca thought we should review the always oracular and generally accurate Future Met Wiki.

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