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Studio canal

21 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin returns with a late 20th century masterpiece, Britten's Death in Venice.

The page of innocence

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

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.

New faces

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

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.

The incomplete idiot

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Intendant Alexander Pereira halts the merry-go-round briefly to discuss Salzburg and La Scala with Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times.

Lost in space

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

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.

The virgin Einspring

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

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 Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.

Ships in the night

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

As dear Rosalind Russell once said, "Politics makes strange bedclothes."

Past perfect

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

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.

Coeurs amoureux

last weekArts : Parterre Box

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.

Brooklyn Queen Express

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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.

The opera glasses are half full

last weekArts : Parterre Box

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.

Once upon a Thames

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"Likewise Susan Bullock and Nicholas Phan—leading exponents of Wagner and Britten respectively..."

Great shakes

last weekArts : Parterre Box

The little opera companies of New York are like chanterelles.

Rule number 11

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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.

Luke swarm

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La Cieca (pictured) fears that the parterre hive mind proved itself populated with more drones than workers this time around.

Separated at smirk

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"Acciaio Azzurro, Ferrari, La Tigre: sono tutti la stessa faccia!"

Crunching the numbers

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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.

Practical magic

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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.

Belt, tightened

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

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."

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