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Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin returns with a late 20th century masterpiece, Britten's Death in Venice.
Parterrians are advised to gather together their parures, aigrettes and lorngettes and saunter back to their loges, because it's time for discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.
By special requestion of one of your doyenne's favorite parterriennes, La Casa della Cieca will be open tonight at 10:00 PM for the finals of the 2104 Operalia competition, webcast live from Los Angeles.
After a long summer drought, suddenly new Blu-ray and DVD releases are falling, as it were, from the sky.
Intendant Alexander Pereira halts the merry-go-round briefly to discuss Salzburg and La Scala with Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times.
It’s rare to encounter a video of an opera that has zero redeeming qualities, but I think I might have found it: the latest Arena di Verona La Traviata.
Jamie Barton will make her San Francisco Opera debut as Adalgisa in Norma for five of the opera’s seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.
As dear Rosalind Russell once said, "Politics makes strange bedclothes."
With much laying-on of fanfares and gift boxes our friends at Decca Classics have unleashed Luciano Pavarotti Edition 1: The First Decade on a weary and satiated public.
La Cieca hears that the Met's opening night of the 2018-2019 season will be a new production of Samson et Dalila featuring Bryan Hymel and Elina Garanca.
Our own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin delves back into those days when there was another opera company in New York, and (what's more) the opera done there was worth hearing.
Now that we have the good news (or anyway the goodish news) that the Met's season will continue apace, let's unbend a bit, cher public, and discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.
"Likewise Susan Bullock and Nicholas Phan—leading exponents of Wagner and Britten respectively..."
The little opera companies of New York are like chanterelles.
Cher public, you may remember that about 18 years ago a parterre writer called Dr. Repertoire came up with a handy list of rules for stage directors.
La Cieca (pictured) fears that the parterre hive mind proved itself populated with more drones than workers this time around.
"Acciaio Azzurro, Ferrari, La Tigre: sono tutti la stessa faccia!"
Now that it appears the Met's labor crisis has been averted by successful completion of contract negotiations, La Cieca thought the cher public might be interested in seeing the exact terms of at least one of the pacts.
Notable purveyor of mayhem and infanticide Medea has lately been missing from the local operatic scene, but Sunday afternoon sections of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall were singed by Canadian soprano Dominique Labelle’s blazing incarnation of the Greek sorceress.
AGMA and Local 802 "have agreed to cut a little more than 5% of their members' compensation during the first year of the four-year contract, growing to 7% in the second and third years."