Idiots At The Opera

Marion on March 17, 2015

Given my love for La Traviata and all things related to Marie Duplessis, of course I wanted to see Manon at the Met. We made it to the second, of only six performances last Thursday night. My verdict: C’est Magnifique! To those of you still baffled by that first sentence and the connection between the […]

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Just wanted to let you know that the NY Opera Exchange, a small company that showcases emerging singers and musicians, will be performing Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor this Friday, February 27 thru Sunday, March 1st. All tickets are only $25. The venue is a midtown church with excellent acoustics. For info and to purchase tickets, just […]

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Marion on February 17, 2015

Let Joyce reign! Let us reJoyce! I’ll stop now but you get the idea.  Joyce DiDinato was radiant and triumphant as Elena in last night’s premiere of Rossini’s La Donna Del Largo. The music might as well have been written for her. She was perfection, and part of perfection is grace– the ability as in […]

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Marion on February 12, 2015

I didn’t watch the Grammy’s and mostly what I heard about was Kanye West’s latest “tell us what you really think even if nobody asked” rant.  Then today, trolling the internet for references to La Traviata as I am wont to do, I found out about Katy Perry’s Verdi inspired dress by Valentino. The opera/classical music […]

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We caught last night’s “double-bill” performance from the cheap seats – or rather standing room. We “won” the rush ticket draw for the premiere on January 26 what got cancelled due to the subway closings in preparation for the blizzard that wasn’t. We were really looking forward to a romantic walk home, maybe stopping at […]

Continue reading about Are You Afraid of the Dark? — Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle at the Met Opera