Now that everyone (who is everyone) is here, cher public, proceed with the off-topic and general interest discussion!
It’s that time of the year when the Met does its season announcement, cher public, and, as in recent years, this time around the exact date and time of the information release seems to be a carefully guarded secret. (Surely, La Cieca thinks, the Met would do well to get the word out as soon as possible after the LOC announcement, if only to seem all the more exciting by contrast.) Anyway, while waiting impatiently, your doyenne would like to encourage a little active (as opposed to idle) speculation. Read more »
“If Mozart had only had the sense to write Don Giovanni in a… single-performer format, last Wednesday’s revival at the Met would have been one for the ages.” [New York Observer]
Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
“Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season’s performances of Verdi’s Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.” So says the Met’s press department.
A sharp-eyed parterrian reports a poster of some sort (perhaps protesting Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev?) has somehow been affixed to the wall of the Met lobby at balcony level during tonight’s performance of Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle.
The program Anna Netrebko sang at Beaver Creek on Thursday included her first public performance of “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda.
Even supermodels take a break from enjoying the opera now and again to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.
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