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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 »

Mon cœur s’ouvre à sa voix

A “spy” unaffiliated with parterre box whispers to La Cieca that yesterday’s dress rehearsal of Samson et Dalila at the Met was sung by Nancy Fabiola Herrera from the wings whilst Elina Garanca acted the role “on vocal rest.”  Read more »

Better call Fall

Sex and violets on New Year’s Eve.

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.  Read more »

Sunday at the Met with Peter

Yet once more again Peter Gelb has done the impossible: starting in the 2019-2020 season the Met will offer regular Sunday matinees. And the season will extend into early June!

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All ihr Singlefrauen

“Los in den Club, wir haben uns gerade getrennt. Ich zieh jetzt mein eigenes kleines Ding durch.”

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Altgewohntes Geräusch

Michaela Schuster will sing Waltraute in all performances of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, replacing Sarah Connolly.

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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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Blonde Venus?

The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons.

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