With a cast of stellar singers and uneven direction by Mary Zimmerman, Dvorák’s Rusalka debuts in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera.
Mary Zimmerman explains (more or less) “what’s wrong with opera audiences?”
After five flops in a row, Mr. McVicar continues to win new assignments from the Met.
“Opera can, in fact, be something beautiful and moving even when all a performance has going for it is some really excellent singing.”
Three-time Met régisseuse Mary Zimmerman is taking it to the Windy City, helming a “newly adapted” Candide for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. “Danny Pelzig choreographs the cataclysmic events that ensue.” [broadwayworld.com]