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Man of the future

Javier Camerena, “as close to a rock star as the Met has produced from its male roster this season,” has big plans with the company, with at least four roles planned for future seasons. [New York Times]


  • Satisfied says:

    Just back from the prima, and just wow…what a wonderful evening!

    It’s simply too hard to single out what made this a fantastic performance…JDD’s luminescent presence (though her singing was a tad uncertain and low at first), Camerena’s luscious and virtuosic singing, Luisi’s buoyant leadership of the fabulous Met Orchestra and chorus, or the amazing supporting cast. Yes yes, there were some synchronicity issues this evening and Javier’s performance was a little on the wooden side, but these are simply minor quibbles that could not bring me out of euphoria…walking on a cloud after that performance!

    All the more impressive that the dull and aribtarity-inspired-by-Magritte production did nothing to bring this performance down. Cannot wait to see this again next month, and I wouldn’t be bothered one bit if JDF dropped out, just so long as Camerena is available!

  • alejandro says:

    Just back from the delightful Cenerentola. It seemed like it took everyone a bit to warm up tonight. The overture felt overly polite and the singing didn’t really take off until Joyce and Javier began duetting . . . but Pisaroni, Corbelli, Joyce and Javier ended up bringing their A game in spades.

    I think Javier and Joyce were amazing together and I was incredibly pissed off he’s not getting the HD. He was just even more adorable in this than in Sonnambula.

    Joyce of course nailed it at the end. But I knew that she would.

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  • Poison Ivy says:

    Well I was there tonight. The awesome DeCaffarelli is doing the parterre review and I can’t wait to read it, but meanwhile I put my review on my blog:

  • La Valkyrietta says:

    I was in the house too, quite wonderful. Queen Victoria would have loved the singers. I can picture Bertie asking mum to give them the Order of the Garter.

  • manou says:

    Tommasini’s encomium to Camarena

  • My goal is to be the Jeff Gilbert of opera critics. My attempt with Cenerentola is here.