“Perhaps what was most exciting about last week at the Met was that there was nothing conventionally ‘special’ going on: no opening nights, no production premieres, no unusual repertoire, no debuts. The thrill derived from the combination of terrific performances and that staple of operatic drama, the late-notice cast change.” [New York Observer] (Photo: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera)
Something a little out of the ordinary from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin this week: David Del Tredici‘s Final Alice, featuring the “original cast.” Read more »
The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a
long brief illness. She was 89. [San Francisco Chronicle]
Your tardy doyenne (pictured) invites the cher public to make the most of what remains of this week to enjoy off-topic and general interest discussions.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a problematic opera—or, rather, it is an opera that has, in the last century or so, become problematic.
The New York City Opera Board has signed an agreement to transfer its name and intellectual property to NYCO Renaissance, Ltd.
From our dear Junfger Marianne Leitmetzerin, and early example of the art of maestro James Levine (not pictured.)