Thursday, February 16, 2012

coming up on the outside

This modest bit of Philadelphia@SPAC listing might bode well:

8 p.m. Aug. 9

Nezet-Seguin presents "Italian Opera Night," featuring two operatic vocalists to be announced and arias and overtures by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Leoncavallo and Mascagni.

It may seem like nothing special, but the last operatic thing we heard them do in Saratoga involved Tatiana Troyanos. They pretty much abandoned all things operatic after that, and probably this is why. Who will TBA turn out to be, and will the fairly robust local Met in HD scene generate the audience that wasn't there of old? Place your bets.

Welcome to the Spa City, maestro.


  1. By god, Google now digitizes old newsprint too? Finally some good news on the google hegemony front.

    What a neat link.

  2. Yes, even the Schenectady Gazette has been deemed worthy of digital immortality. (It's cool, though, the owners of that paper are opera folkies too.)