Monday, October 08, 2012

The week in NY opera (October 8-14)

Metropolitan Opera
Trovatore (M/F), Otello (T/SE), Elisir (W*/SM), Carmen (Th)
The big event is, of course, the return of Botha, Fleming, and Bychkov in an Otello that was one of the highlights five seasons back. Trovatore, despite its relatively no-name cast, is pretty good -- elaboration to follow.

Link for weekend ticket lottery drawing here; enter by midnight ET.

* Wednesday's (starred) Elisir is the one just before this Saturday's matinee moviecast, which means that the camera equipment and lights will be out in force. Do not sit in side orchestra, front orchestra, or side parterre -- the house is not interested in optimizing patron experience on these nights, but in making the eventual broadcast go well.

Carnegie Hall
Met Orchestra concert (Sunday 3pm)
Bychkov again, this time in Wagner and Strauss. Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the former's Wesendonck songs.

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