La Cieca has received a copy of a message, apparently from the Metropolitan Opera, announcing the departure of Diane Zola from the company.
La Cieca hears that major news is coming from the Met regarding 2021.
La Cieca and the gang down at parterre box offer best wishes for a speedy recovery to Anna Netrebko.
This series of concerts offered role debuts (of a kind) for Anna Netrebko as Elisabetta and Yusif Eyvazov as Carlo.
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.
La Cieca is almost certain that Diana Damrau will not appear at the Met this fall for La traviata.
Jonas Kaufmann‘s acclaimed Dick will highlight the Met’s 2018-2019 season.
The list of Anna Netrebko/Yannick Nézet-Séguin collaborations has expanded once again.
In addition to her first Met Aida performances next season, forthcoming projects for the one and only Anna Netrebko just keep gushing out.
A spokesman for Anna Netrebko informs parterre box that the diva is scheduled to sing Aïda at the Met during the 2018-2019 season.
La Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as recorded Sunday afternoon.
Here’s an extended clip of what the recent concert tour by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sounded like.
Gotham Chamber Opera is ceasing operations and will be closing.
Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.
La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming Verismo CD will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut.
Madeline Kahn‘s 1968 interpretation of “Glitter and Be Gay” has been widely disseminated.
Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire.
Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda!
La Cieca hears that the Théâtre du Châtelet will continue its series of Stephen Sondheim productions with Passion, set to star Natalie Dessay (as Fosca, bien sûr!)
You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.
Fall 2015 is the target date for an as yet untitled one-woman show based on the life of Kathleen Battle, scheduled to star Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
La Cieca hears that the Met’s opening night of the 2018-2019 season will be a new production of Samson et Dalila featuring Bryan Hymel and Elina Garanca.
If Facebook is to be believed, Anna Netrebko and “Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov (age 37)” are engaged.
Peter Gelb sent out an email to the “Public Bulletin Board” earlier today, noting that “inaccurate rumors [are] flying around” and attempting to clarify the Met’s position on upcoming union negotiations.