Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a Damnation Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a Damnation

The Met press office has just confirmed that the company’s 2020 revival of La Damnation de Faust has been converted into four concert performances January 25 – February 8.

on June 07, 2019 at 1:35 PM
Virtually capricious! Virtually capricious!

“El espectáculo que reviviría al Maria Callas en escenarios chilenos a través de hologramas fue definitivamente cancelado.”

on February 14, 2019 at 8:35 PM
Triple threat Triple threat

A report from a parterrian audience member indicates that Mariusz Kwiecien canceled Les Pêcheurs de Perles after the first part yet again at the Met tonight.

on November 20, 2018 at 10:46 PM
Something in the hair tonight Something in the hair tonight

La Cieca has just heard that Kristian Benedikt is singing the role of Samson at the Met this evening.

on September 28, 2018 at 8:03 PM
Smoky eye witness news Smoky eye witness news

Strikingly styled photos of Iréne Theorin may be found on her website.

on May 09, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Belt register Belt register

Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from the role of Elsa in The Royal Opera’s forthcoming new production of Lohengrin, to ensure her full recovery from a routine abdominal medical procedure.

on May 08, 2018 at 10:37 AM
Manca la diva Manca la diva

With Sonya Yoncheva canceling the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performances of Tosca, who do you, the cher public, think will take her place?

on May 01, 2018 at 10:43 PM
Two steppes forward, one steppe back Two steppes forward, one steppe back

“Et d’ailleurs, les costumes me font ressembler à un côté d’une maison.”

on February 04, 2017 at 6:37 PM
Misses Lovett Misses Lovett

Deborah Voigt has canceled her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Florida Grand Opera.

on June 16, 2016 at 12:37 PM
Ah, cruel! La bronchite s’accompagne d’une toux profonde! Ah, cruel! La bronchite s’accompagne d’une toux profonde!

“Madame Anna Netrebko, souffrant d’une bronchite aiguë, ne sera pas en mesure d’assurer le rôle de Leonora pour la représentation du spectacle Il Trovatore ce jeudi 11 février.

on February 10, 2016 at 12:26 PM
E il ciel non ha più fulmini? E il ciel non ha più fulmini?

“Els tenors José Cura i Carl Tanner cantaran el rol d’Otello en l’òpera de Verdi en substitució d’Aleksandrs Antonenko…”

on December 29, 2015 at 4:42 PM
“What gets me…!” “What gets me…!”

What gets me, La Cieca snaps, is not so much that Levine bit off more than he could chew, because that’s old news.

on October 07, 2015 at 2:17 PM
Phases of the moon Phases of the moon

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from three performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Met this season, on October 7, 10, and 17.

on September 02, 2015 at 12:31 PM
Hunch confirmed Hunch confirmed

George Gagnidze and Zeljko Lucic will share the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Met this fall, replacing Simon Keenlyside

on July 28, 2015 at 4:21 PM
Out of the frying pan Out of the frying pan

Met press office: Salvatore Cordella will sing Edgardo in this evening’s performance of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, replacing Joseph Calleja, who is ill.

on April 07, 2015 at 1:10 PM
Spring can really hang you up the most Spring can really hang you up the most

Zeljko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness.

on March 17, 2015 at 6:17 PM
Where in the world is Cecilia Bartoli? Where in the world is Cecilia Bartoli?

“Famed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has canceled her California tour, including performances March 31 and April 2 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall.”

on March 13, 2015 at 11:17 PM
Non son io, mio Carlo Non son io, mio Carlo

“Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season’s performances of Verdi’s Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.” So says the Met’s press department.

on February 11, 2015 at 1:03 PM
Ah, con tal morbo ogni speranza è morta Ah, con tal morbo ogni speranza è morta

Ludovic Tézier is continuing to recover from an illness.

on December 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Screwing the Puccini Screwing the Puccini

Sonya Yoncheva will sing her first-ever staged performances of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Met on November 14, 20, 24, 28, December 1 and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais.

on November 03, 2014 at 8:34 AM
One more into the breeches One more into the breeches

“Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening’s performance of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill.”

on October 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Avec la garde montante Avec la garde montante

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening’s performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.

on October 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Bohemian girl Bohemian girl

The Met press office announces: “Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème on September 26 and 29, replacing Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who is ill.”

on September 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Le déluge Le déluge

The very busy Met press office announces: “The Metropolitan Opera announces cast changes for this season’s performances of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Verdi’s Aida, and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.”

on September 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM