Monday, January 30, 2012

The week in NY opera (Jan. 30-Feb. 5)

Last week in New York opera was rather eventful, with of course the premiere of the last installment of the Lepage Ring at the Met. This week turns more bel canto...

Metropolitan Opera
Enchanted Island (M), Götterdämmerung (T/F), Anna Bolena (W/SM), Ernani (Th), Barber (SE)
Five different shows this week. Enchanted Island ends its run tonight, while Ernani -- with a starry cast -- returns for the first time this season. Twilight features Deborah Voigt again tomorrow and Katarina Dalayman (excellent in 2009) on Friday. Meanwhile Anna Bolena and Barber return from the fall, the former with Anna Netrebko again (Angela Meade, who did well, is in Ernani) and the latter with Diana Damrau.
I'm of course seeing Twilight, but this revival of Verdi's deliriously and infectiously fatalistic early masterpiece Ernani is the show I've been most looking forward to this season.

Carnegie Hall
Susan Graham recital (W)
Europa Galante concert (Th)

Graham sings mostly German and French songs connected to Ophelia, Mignon, and other classic Romantic figures, while Europa Galante showcases another mezzo -- Vivica Genaux -- in a mostly-Vivaldi event.

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater (Juilliard School)
Rossini double-bill (F/SuM)
Juilliard Opera offers two one-act Rossini operas: La cambiale di matrimonio and La scala di seta.

1 comment:

  1. i am looking forward to Ernani too, very much. if only Don Carlo was a bigger role:(((


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