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Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca (pictured) is delighted to announce that the most popular posts for the month of February dealt primarily with the Met season yet to come. Read more »

The ‘roaring’ twenties

A week before the traditional date for the announcement of the Met’s 2019-2020 season, the clairvoyants who cobble together the Future Met Wiki have essentially the entire schedule ready for your perusal.

Ohne Meiden, ohne Scheiden

Yusif Eyvazov just let slip what we must assume is a very long-term project indeed for himself and Anna Netrebko: the title roles in Tristan und Isolde.

All is full of Renée

In what will surely be a fever dream for critics and diacritics alike, Renée Fleming sings Björk with the New York Philharmonic next season.

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Höchste Lust!

Karita Mattila has just rather casually let slip that she has “signed in for [her] first Isolde.”

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Better call Fall

A gaggle of our parterre critics (not pictured) had what the kids call a “kiki” recently and “spilled the tea” (as the middle-aged folks say) about their greatest expectations for the New York fall season. 

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Paris mismatch

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

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You gotta ring them bells

At long last (and about fucking time) undisputed genius Stefan Herheim will make his Metropolitan Opera debut, staging Les Vêpres siciliennes.

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