Idiots At The Opera

Marion on January 19, 2017

This idiot apologizes for there being gap of over a year since her last opera review. Why the long pause? The problem started when we saw Lulu, which just about killed opera for us. We enjoyed William Kentridge’s production of The Nose, so we thought, “Why not go to see another off-beat well-reviewed production of […]

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Marion on October 1, 2015

Just wanted to quickly RAVE about Il Trovatore at the Met. We went to see it Tuesday night, a very last minute decision. I read this great review in the Times, which mentioned that bass baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky would be leaving after Saturday’s performance to get treatment in London for a brain tumor. I hadn’t […]

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(This is a review for the fantastic musical “cabaret” Songs of the Fallen, which will be in town for one week only, so get yer tickets NOW.) Are you a tourist in New York who’s about to wait on line at TKTS? Are you having doubts about whether standing around for two hours in order […]

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Marion on April 25, 2015

We made it to the first performance this season of Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera. It will probably be the last opera we see live till the fall, and what a great way to end our Met year. As those of you who have followed “idiots at the opera” know, the better-half and I are […]

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Marion on April 17, 2015

So we idiots went to see Aida, Monday night at the Met. It’s not a revival that’s getting a lot of reviews because the Met revived it earlier in the season then that ended, and then they recently brought it out for a few more performances with a new cast and conductor. The one review […]

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