Resolved: Luc Bondy‘s production of Tosca is the same as Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan. Side argument: this season’s revival of Tosca is like the eventual recut of Black Swan for basic cable. (Tosca photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

on January 17, 2011 at 2:58 PM

UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of a member of the cher public who wishes to remain anonymous, a ticket has been obtained for the parterre reviewer!

on December 21, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Can you believe it’s less than two weeks before individual tickets go on sale for the Met’s 2010-2011 season? And you know that that means! It’s the time of year when La Cieca invites the cher public, for the sake of less well-informed opera fans (which, relative to you, of course, means just about everyone!)…

on August 03, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Mlle. La Taupe continues to report from San Francisco’s Die Walküre: “I  neglected to comment about the photos of the fallen heroes, posted upon the jungle gym-like structures on the Walkuerenstein. To be noted as they are photos of fallen soldiers in recent American wars. Pictures are shown by courtesy of and with permission from…

on June 21, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Dawn Fatale (pictured) shares with us a horoscope:

on June 04, 2010 at 10:22 AM