Cher Public

Chat: L’Italiana in Algeri

italiana

Today’s matinee broadcast features a Met performance from earlier in the season. Chat about it here beginning at 1:00 PM 1:30 PM.

  • La Cieca

    Note this afternoon’s broadcast (and chat) begins at 1:00 PM.

  • Brackweaver

    Started at 1.10 locally.

  • Brackweaver

    Oh good.

  • Rene Barbera has a very fine voice.

  • Ramon Figueroa

    The close miking is not that friendly to such an overtly bright voice like Barbera’s, and especially with the forceful way he sings. I bet you is quite exciting in the theater.

  • PolicyWonk

    Is the chat not working?

  • Ramon Figueroa

    Nobody is talking.

  • Brackweaver

    It IS quiet. I follow the score so I don’t write much. Does anyone know how much or if Levine has changed his approach to this opera over the decades?

  • Ramon Figueroa

    That snippet of Sutherland’s Mad Scene from Lucia (50 years ago!) is just breath taking in its perfection. Ethan Mordden is absolutely right.

  • Anyone familiar with the Rose Theater? Where’s a good place to seat? Im thinking of buying tickets to Candide.

  • simonelvladtepes

    Rene Barbera is the loudest Rossini tenor I ever heard. He is very exciting inhouse.