Of what I dream in the quiet afternoon Of what I dream in the quiet afternoon

Anna Netrebko‘s sold-out recital at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday afternoon will be broadcast on SiriusXM Met Opera Radio, channel 74.

on February 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM
When she has sung her songs When she has sung her songs

Given Anna Netrebko‘s continuing success at the Met in Macbeth (as evidenced by an mid-scene “brava” in last night’s Sirius broadcast), it’s time to think about the future—specifically her local assignments for next season.

on October 04, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Namenlos in Lieb’ umfangen Namenlos in Lieb’ umfangen

SiriusXM is broadcasting right now a 1981 performance of Tristan und Isolde featuring Gwyneth Jones (pictured) and Spas Wenkoff, with James Levine conducting the work that season for the first time in his career.

on August 02, 2014 at 9:37 PM
The Met: What is to be done? The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.

on April 15, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Tonight’s the night, cher public, traditionally the busiest of the year here at parterre. Complete details on the opening night performance of Anna Bolena after the jump.

on September 26, 2011 at 12:08 PM

As La Cieca always so magnanimously says, “E vo gridando: pace! E vo gridando: chat!” The subject of today’s discussion is Simon Boccanegra, live from the Met at 1:00 pm.

on February 05, 2011 at 11:41 AM

UPDATE: The Traviata chat is beginning in preparation for the 8:00 start time of tonight’s performance.

on April 07, 2010 at 7:30 PM

If you feel like discussing the Sirius broadcast of Antony and Cleopatra, here’s the place.

on March 09, 2010 at 9:15 PM

The last parterre chat of 2009, Carmen from the Met, begins at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 curtain. 

on December 31, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Here’s the place for all your chatting needs, cher public, during tonight’s broadcast of Elektra from the Met. The official chat begins at 7:45 pm for an 8:00 curtain. 

on December 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Tonight’s Met season premiere of Il trittico features Patricia Racette‘s first local whack at the three heroines, which means La Cieca expects the parterre posse to be out in force. Check back here at parterre.com beginning at 7:45 for a live chat coinciding with the Sirius/RealNetworks broadcast of the Puccini three-parter.

on November 20, 2009 at 8:23 AM

La Cieca invites all you Deadheads to chat during tonight’s Met season premiere of From the House of the Dead. The chat begins at 7:45 pm. Sirius/XM RealNetworks from metopera.org

on November 12, 2009 at 7:45 PM

“People are on the way to check on Marguerite, after hearing that a man has been seen in her area.”

on November 09, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Tonight’s chat during tonight’s season premiere of Turandot from the Met begins at 7:30 pm. Sirius/XM RealNetworks from metopera.org

on October 28, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Tonight’s chat during the season premiere of La Damnation de Faust from the Met begins at 8:15 pm. Sirius/XM RealNetworks from metopera.org

on October 23, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Olga Borodina goes on tonight in Aida at the Met, subbing for an ailing Dolora Zajick. It’s on Sirius, for those of you who feel like chatting.

on October 21, 2009 at 4:05 PM

This is it, cher public, the big night… and you’ve found the place to be. The traditional (that word again!) yakfest during the Met’s opening night festivities will take place here at parterre.com from 6:00 pm until the curtain falls. Members of the public attending the event proper or the various HD relays are invited…

on September 21, 2009 at 5:43 PM

In response to readers’ requests, here’s the 2009-2010 Met Sirius/XM broadcast schedule, in printable form.

on September 18, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Presenting just for you, cher public, the complete Sirius/XM Metropolitan Opera broadcast schedule for 2009-1010. Performances on dates highlighted in bold will also be streamed via RealNetworks from the Met’s website. Season premieres are marked with (P). Obviously you are going to want to chat about some of these broadcasts, so let La Cieca know in…

on September 17, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Preseason puffery has commenced for the Met’s 2009 opening night production of Tosca, to star that noted brunette Karita Mattila. A release from the company’s press office today details the various ancillary events associated with the September 21 performance, including the first “Open House” of the season (i.e., the final dress rehearsal on September 17…

on August 24, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Gutsy Gary Lehman just jumped into the Met’s Walküre in mid-performance, subbing for an ailing Plácido Domingo. La Cieca’s spy on the scene reports that Domingo sang the line “Tief in des Busens Berge glimmt nur noch lichtlose Glut” and exited stage left. Adrianne Pieczonka then entered from right with her line “Schläfst du, Gast?”…

on May 05, 2009 at 8:10 PM

The Met’s season premiere of La Cenerentola. Discuss. Listen at 8:00 pm on Sirius or RealNetworks.

on May 01, 2009 at 7:25 PM

And now, the last installment of the Met’s broadcast Ring: Götterdämmerung. Listen at noon EDT on Sirius, RealNetworks or your favorite internet radio station. Online: the libretto and the vocal score. Discuss. And don’t forget to check out La Cieca’s Amazon Deal of the Day: Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Bayreuth 1956), prices…

on April 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Is it just me, or does Joseph Calleja sound simply amazing? La Cieca asks: is there a better lyric tenor out there today?

on April 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM