Paris mismatch Paris mismatch

La Cieca is almost certain that Diana Damrau will not appear at the Met this fall for La traviata.

on August 16, 2018 at 1:17 PM
Pretty in Puritani Pretty in Puritani

Pretty Yende was still hanging around after her last Barbiere and she knows the role of Elvira, having sung it in Zurich last June.

on February 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM
A time to ill A time to ill

Pretty Yende will sing the role of Elvira in tomorrow evening’s performance of Bellini’s I Puritani, replacing Diana Damrau, who is ill.”

on February 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM
And I pity any girl who isn’t she tonight And I pity any girl who isn’t she tonight

Soprano Pretty Yende (soon to be a Met Rosina) guests on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show at 11:35 this evening.

on January 03, 2017 at 11:06 PM
Fireworks Fireworks

As I leaned forward the woman in front of me turned to her seatmate and very quietly, in a voice thick with emotion and not a few tears, said, “it’s so beautiful.”

on March 22, 2015 at 3:04 PM
Top of the heap Top of the heap

You will be happy to hear that Michael Fabiano was the unrivaled star of the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala tonight.

on October 13, 2014 at 12:23 AM
Ina moment now Ina moment now

La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017.

on September 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Einspring can really hang you up the most Einspring can really hang you up the most

Winter Met sensation Pretty Yende does another jump-in this weekend, again in Le Comte Ory, but this time at the Theater an der Wien.

on February 15, 2013 at 12:31 AM