Santa Fe Opera Announces 2009 Season.

Santa Fe Opera has been gathering some great reviews over the years and, when it comes to new music, it has become one of the premier houses in the U.S. This year it will feature the first US performance of Kaija Saariaho’s opera Adriana Mater and next year they will feature a new opera by Paul Moravec. The treat of the summer will be Natalie Dessay who recently appeared in La Fille du Regiment in the Met’s HD Broadcast.

If you’re heading to Santa Fe this summer, let me know as I will be there for 7/2 Falstaff and 7/4 Marriage of Figaro. To borrow an expression from Shahar: “Aces!”

Here’s the official press release: Continue reading

“Met at the Movies” – La Fille du Régiment (HD Broadcast)

This upcoming Saturday “Met at the Movies” will have its last HD Broadcast of this season: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment. Here’s a review from New York Times:

Comedy works best, one theory goes, when the people in it don’t know they are being funny. Another school favors a more Marxian (Groucho, not Karl) approach, in which the reasonable turns into the improbable, and the improbable into the outrageous. The Metropolitan Opera’s visually drab but industriously comic new production of Donizetti’s “Fille du Régiment” represents theory No. 1 with touches of theory No. 2. Read the rest.

Everyone seems to like this production – go check it out at your local movie theater! For locations, click here.