Cher Public

I lived, if you can call it living, for art

Since no doubt the New York contingent of the cher public are already shuddering in anticipation of a Kristine Opolais Tosca as a “gala” New Year’s Eve treat, La Cieca thought you might enjoy—again, surely too strong a word—a preview of sorts.

Understand, of course, that at the Met La Opolais will not even have the advantage of a mildly Eurotrashy production to showcase her acting skills; rather, she will be drabbed down to fit the passive-aggressive conservatism of Dame David McVicar‘s Restoration of the Maria Carolina Zeffirelli staging.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus

  • Susan Brodie

    Yeah, watched this. It was like a train wreck--couldn’t look away. Unfortunately. And not just the diva, who at least looks good in red.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    Do we kn ow for a fact that this will be a revival of the Zefirelli production?

  • Antikitschychick

    Thanks La C. I had downloaded this but haven’t watched it so I shall do that pronto. I did like her in Rusalka. She should be able to pull this off. I am going to have a hard time choosing when to see Tosca next season and with who. On the one hand I would really like to see Anna but on the other hand I’d really like to see Grigolo as Cavaradossi. Decisions, decisions…ahimè I think I have to choose one. Or let my friends choose. Though the last time I did that everyone ended up hating the performance.

  • eastcoastbear

    That was quite something, especially the death scenes at the end. I liked the production but no doubt atMet the boo birds would have been out in full force. In any case Anna to the rescue at the Met.