Monday, March 07, 2011

The week in NY opera (March 7-13)

Metropolitan Opera:
Romeo (M/Th), Lucia (Tu/SE), Boris (W/SM), Queen of Spades (Fr)
Met Council Finals (Sunday 3pm)

The Queen of Spades -- the season's only Karita Mattila show -- begins Friday. Rene Pape's Boris meanwhile returns for a radio broadcast after its initial fall run, during which I decided I can't stand the piece (as good as Pape himself is). And, again, don't miss Lucia.
Blog note: for the first time since this blog went live I'm going to miss the Council Finals. Some readers have promised impressions for a post, but I'd love to get more reports from the house (please email me if you're interested). For those outside the city, the event will actually be live on Sirius this year.

Alice Tully Hall:
Les Arts Florissants (F/SE)
Simon Keenlyside recital (Sunday 5pm)

William Christie leads his early music group in two Rameau works -- Anacréon and Pygmalion, while Keenlyside sings an all-Schubert lieder program (with a piano sonata thrown in, played by his accompanist Emanuel Ax).

Bruno Walter Auditorium (Amsterdam Ave. entrance of Lincoln Center's library):
New York Opera Forum Romeo & Juliette (Sunday 1:30pm)
Young singers, concert version.


  1. As the Met National Council Finals are again this weekend - how about a look back at where some of the finalists from past years are today? I recall you did something like this a few years ago and I found it very interesting. Would be nice to know about the progress of these young singers.


  2. Is the concert really broadcast live on Sirius? I wanted to listen, but it's not on the schedule.



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