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Anna on the Hill

According to a scan posted on Anna Netrebko‘s Instagram, the diva has received a contract from the Bayreuth Festival. Presumably her performances there will be in the summer of 2019 as Elsa in a revival of Yuval Sharon‘s production of Lohengrin conducted by Christian ThielemannRead more »

They’ll be gaga at the rogo!

Speaking of Vincenzo Bellini’s masterpiece, La Cieca hears that the controversial but parterre-acclaimed Norma of Cecilia Bartoli will tour to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in (our informant says) “an upcoming season.”


La Cieca has just had the news confirmed that Natalie Dessay canceled after Act 1 of La Traviata earlier this evening at the Met, leaving the second half (or more like two-thirds) of the performance to Hei-Kyung Hong, who name, incidentally, means “Nerves of Steel” in Korean.