DRAMA on the front page of today’s NYT Arts section! Ruth Ann Swenson comes out swinging at the Met for “snubbing” her in favor of younger and less zaftig artists. Her current run of Cleopatras in Giulio Cesare is her final contact with the Met*, apparently the end to a 20-season career there spanning over 225 performances.
And now La Cieca is going to throw this one open to discussion from the floor!
CORRECTION: Swenson is also contracted to sing Violetta during the Met’s 2007-2008 season.