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]
“Rely on the flamboyant German soprano Simone Kermes to steal scenes as La Jolie.” [New York Times]
“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”
After four years of delegating union talks to his predecessor, Joseph Volpe, Met honcho Peter Gelb will now lead negotiations himself.
“But like any production left out in the sun a few decades, it gradually faded into mere decoration.”
“The title character in Barber’s Gothic melodrama Vanessa, a self-deluded, manipulative older woman, ‘keeps coming up,’ Ms. Voigt said.”
“New York City Opera… says it likely will fail in its goal to raise $7 million by Monday, the deadline it set for suspending the bulk of its 2013-14 season.”