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Webcast: Semiramide

Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee. Semiramide,  which begins at 11:00 AM ET, is directed by David Alden and the conductor is Michele Mariotti.

Panel stumped

La Cieca admits she was surprised the historically well-informed cher public (pictured) missed the mark so frequently on the “Breadbox” quiz, but, on the other hand, who in his right mind would do some of that casting? Read more »

Cast thy breadbox upon the waters

At approximately this time one week from now, La Cieca hears, the Metropolitan Opera will announce its 2017-2018 season. So what better time for a competition in which you, the cher public (pictured), attempt to predict the future?  Read more »

All fall down

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

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Look who’s talking

La Cieca is proud to share with her cher public the transition of parterre.com to a new commenting system powered by Disqus.com.

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Chat: Le nozze di Figaro

Here’s your place to chat during tonight’s Met broadcast of Le nozze di Figaro, beginning at 7:30 PM.

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La commedia comincia

Hello, hello, cher public? You called, I can’t hear a thing.

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Hello there, masterpiece

Fellow parterrians, my review in the Observer of this year’s PROTOTYPE festival does not appear until Wednesday.

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