Friday, March 2, 2012

lenten entertainments

The next free audio webcast from the Met is Monday's L'Elisir d'amore, with Damrau, Florez, Kwiecien and Corbelli, 7:30pm ET at the usual place.

The grapevine also says that Violetta Urmana is out for Saturday's Met Aida, so sub Latonia Moore will be making her Met debut. Read Anthony Tommasini's review of her in the 2000 Met Council Auditions concert here. (Not that she hasn't done other stuff since then.)
Last Saturday, while the rest of the world was distracted with the Ernani HDcast, Renée Fleming was testing out her Ariadne in the provinces (Baden-Baden), with Sophie Koch as the Komponist, Jane Archibald as Zerbinetta, and Robert Dean Smith, who survived Bacchus pretty well.  Up on for free another month or so, I b'lieve.

The next fun thing up on will be the Harmonic Convergence, or Match Made in Hell, or both, of Robert Wilson and Pelléas et Mélisande on March 16th at 1:30pm ET. It's likely I'll be on some fabulous painkillers that day, which can only enhance the experience.

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