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UPDATE: The Met has reached tentative agreements with AGMA and Local 802. The contract deadline has been extended through midnight on Tuesday, August 19, to allow Local One and the other remaining unions with unsettled contracts more time to secure new deals with the institution. Show More Summary
Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin demonstrates the enduring quality of art with two performances of La Bohème four decades apart.
UPDATE: Michael Cooper in the New York Times reports that although the lockout deadline has passed, the Met and unions are still talking. “A recorded message to update workers at the opera house asked them to check back after 3 a.m.Show More Summary
UPDATE: WSJ‘s Jennifer Maloney tweets “@MetOpera talks are going down to the wire. Phone number for union members to call for lockout updates says to check back in after 3 a.m.” The lockout deadline at the Met is midnight tonight. Contract talks continue. Watch this space for updates.
This past week of contract negotiations at the Metropolitan Opera has been notable for the absence of any new PowerPoint presentations or fustian proclamations.
The parterrians are invited to put the internecine squabbling on hold for a while, the better to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.
"Prince Charles's harpist, 27 leaves husband for Britain's biggest opera star Bryn Terfel, 48"
It was patriotism—and fate—that launched Heather Pawsey’s 19-year search for Ogopogo."
La Cieca has just heard the sad news that the beloved soprano Licia Albanese died earlier this evening. She was 101.
More Anna Netrebko, and all that means, tomorrow at 10 AM EDT, cher public, as the Salzburg Festival production of Il trovatore is webcast over medici.tv.
"Labor! Oh, the problem of labor at the Met is gargantuan," Our Own JJ (not pictured) would have said, had he thought of it.
You know, the commenters at parterre.com (pictured) may get a bit testy from time to time, but at least nobody here says stuff like, oh, for example...
Sleeveless Anna Netrebko sings the "Letter Scene" from Verdi's Macbeth.
Mark Morris’ staging of Acis and Galatea at Lincoln Center is everything good about summer condensed into two hours.
Soprano Amanda Majeski will make her Met debut on the opening night of the 2014-2015 season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, replacing Marina Poplavksaya "who has withdrawn for health reasons."
"It's no surprise Kim Kardashian likes to dress as if she's going to the opera each day."
In recent years the enterprising Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble has brightened the usually arid weeks of August in New York City with some worthy operatic showcases for young singers.
Two debuts of legendary singers on a single night highlight this performance of Faust from the final season of the Old Met, courtesy of Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin.
While we're waiting for the webcast from Glyndebourne, cher public (and afterward, of course) please talk quietly among yourselves about off-topic and general interest subjects.
The news from New York has been rather dire these last few weeks, cher public; La Cieca is the first to admit that.