Trying to appease the skategods
I'm planning to watch that later, so thanks for the review!
yeah already knew Juan Diego Flores is wonderful inn this role; I love Pretty Yende and wondered how she would be as Violetta; I think she's really good!I;m also watching the La Traviata from Vienna. I really like Pretty Yende as Violetta. I've always been a big fan of JDF but Yende is great too.
yeah already knew Juan Diego Flores is wonderful inn this role; I love Pretty Yende and wondered how she would be as Violetta; I think she's really good!
What did you think of the production?
I liked it. I think this is one of those operas where modern dress works well because the "business" is still very active. I didn't really like the countryside act but thought the other acts were on point.
Did anyone else watch the stream of Tosca from Vienna? The singing and production were beautiful, but Anna Netrebko made a surprisingly anxious and subdued Tosca. Not a bad interpretation at all, but not what I expected from such a fiery performer. I wonder if the lack of audience/general atmosphere was difficult for her, or if she always plays it that way, or if she just thought she would try something different!
To me her voice sounded great this time out (and I was relieved because I'd heard about the C19). It was just the way she chose to play the role that was unexpected. Moving but unexpected. I had been expecting her to tear it up.
I thought they had settled with them all? Maybe not the orchestra?The Washington Concert Opera season looks great, with interesting rep and great singers.
Granted that I'm six weeks behind in my podcast schedule, but in the ones from July, Aria Code and the Met Opera Guild podcasts are still talking up the upcoming season opener. I'm more concerned about the unions, whom Gelb blamed for financial woes which were significant before cv.