La Cieca is assured by one of her most reliable mavens that a 2018-2019 production of Lohengrin at the Met looks like a definite “go.” The Claus Guth staging (seen previously in Milan and Paris) will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and will feature an opening night cast including Anna Netrebko, Stuart Skelton and Evelyn Herlitzius. [Future Met Wiki]
Incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin lavishes praise on former Met Music Director James Levine for actually doing his job, for once.
If you’ve been following the coverage of the Nézet-Séguin succession, you will note that a good deal of the coverage centers on whether the incoming maestro will “champion” this composer or that.
La Cieca will go out on limb and predict that the Met’s new music director will be Yannick Nezet-Seguin.