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Politics and romance were entangled in a spectacular fashion at the War Memorial Opera House last Friday, September 6, when San Francisco Opera opened their 97th season with Charles Gounod’s 1867 opera Roméo et Juliette. Read more »

Broadcast: La Traviata

For your listening and discussing pleasure, cher public: the opening night of the Met’s new Traviata, broadcast live starting at 8:00 PM. (Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)

Broadcast: Samson et Dalila

According to The Daily Bugle, the crème de la crème of New York music lovers are already gathering at the Metropolitan Opera for the opening night premiere of Samson et Dalila! La Cieca invites to you listen to the festivities beginning at 6:00 PM, and of course to discuss the performance in the comments section below.   Read more »

Better call Gaul

Bellini’s Norma Monday evening didn’t at all improve on the production it was replacing.

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Broadcast: Norma

The performance and the obligatory parterre chat both begin at 6:30 PM EDT.

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A whiter shade of pale

While the celebrity-studded, expensively-dressed audience gathered for the gala opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2015-2016 season seemed genuinely enthralled by Monday evening’s performance of Otello, it was more likely swept away by the power of Verdi’s genius than by Bartlett Sher’s puzzling, inert new production.

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Pushkin comes to shove

Onegin, which opens the Met’s season on Monday, has taken an unusually precipitous tumble…

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Read meat

After last night’s opening of L’elisir d’amore, the chirping of the first critics is heard.

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