Cher Public

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, with scheduled performances February 4, 12, and 15 canceled. The schedule change “is driven by the unanticipated technical demands of reviving the Met’s staged production, impossible to accommodate within the company’s production schedule.”  Read more »

Virtually capricious!

“Ahora los responsables de la producción confirmaron que el espectáculo que reviviría al Maria Callas en escenarios chilenos a través de hologramas fue definitivamente cancelado.” [cooperativa.cl]

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.

Something in the hair tonight

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

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Smoky eye witness news

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

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Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from the role of Elsa in The Royal Opera’s forthcoming new production of Lohengrin, to ensure her full recovery from a routine abdominal medical procedure.

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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?

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Two steppes forward, one steppe back

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

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