Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Met's new Season!!!!!!!!


Lucia di Lammermoor (Natalie Dessay and Marcello Giordani)
Hansel and Gretel (Christine Schäfer and Alice Coote)
Iphigenie en Tauride (which I can't pronounce) (Susan Graham and Placido Domingo)
Satyagraha (Richard Croft)
Macbeth (Rene Pape and Andrew Gruber)
Peter Grimes (Patricia Racette)
La Fille du Regiment (Juan Diego Florez. Do I have to say any more?)


Manon Lescaut -with Karita Mattila and Marcello Giordani
Le Nozze di Figaro- with Bryn Terfel
Otello- with Renee Fleming and Johan Botha
La Traviata- with Renee Fleming and Matthew Polenzani

Il Barbiere di Siviglia- with Ruggero Raimondi and Jose Manuel Zapata
Un Ballo in Maschera- with Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Salvatore Licitra
Ernani- with Marcello Giordani and Thomas Hampson
Madama Butterfly- with Patricia Racette and Mr. Bedazzle, Roberto Alagna
The First Emperor- with Placido Domingo and Susanne Mentzer
War and Peace- conducted by Valery Gergiev with Samuel Ramey
Tristan und Isolde- with Deborah Voigt and Ben Heppner
The Gambler- also conducted by Valery Gergiev
Romeo et Juliette- with power duo Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon
Die Walkure- with Stephanie Blythe and James Morris
La Clemenza di Tito- with Ramon Vargas and Susan Graham
Les Contes d'Hoffmann- with Marcelo Alvarez
Die Entfuhrung ause des Serail- with Matthew Polenzani and Diana Damrau
Norma- with Maria Guleghina
Die Zauberflote- with Diana Damrau playing first Pamina and then switching roles to sing the Queen of the Night
La Boheme- with Mrs. Bedazzle, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi

Operas that will be shown in movie theatres...

Romeo et Juliette- good news for Netrebko/Villazon fans!!!!
Hansel and Gretel
Manon Lescaut
Peter Grimes
Tristan und Isolde- ticket sale pending....
La Boheme- so that Ms. Gheorghiu (aka Mrs Alagna) may DAZZLE us with her brilliance AGAIN.... whoopdeedoo
La Fille du Regiment- with someone who is ALLOWED to dazzle us, Juan Diego Florez!!! Consider the tickets BOUGHT

What I'm most excited about and why.....

La Fille du Regiment - Juan Diego Florez, JuanD iegoF lorez, JuanDiegoF lorez, JuanDiegoFlorez, juandiegoflorezjuandiegoflorez!!!!! is that enough reason for you????
Lucia di Lammermoor- the mad scene! especially a non-Dame Joan mad scene!!!!! im very excited!
Otello- not only my favorite Shakespeare play, but Renee Fleming is Desdemona!!!
La Traviata- I missed it this season *grumbles at parents* but I'm happy that Renee Fleming is returning to Violetta so I have it to look forward to!!!!
Un Ballo in Maschera- I looooooove this opera sooooo much!!! To add to the excitement, Dmitri Hvorostovsky (who still isn't as handsome as Uncle Tommy lol =]) and Salvatore Licitra are singing the two lead male roles!!!!!
Le Nozze di Figaro- I can make a list of my favorite arias/scenes from this opera, but I will spare you the trouble and just say "Contessa perdono!!!!!!" =)
Tristan und Isolde- Look, Deborah Voigt and Ben Heppner on one stage, must I say more?
Romeo et Juliette- Come on, people! Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon!!!!! It's probably sold out already!!!!!

Things I am NOT looking forward to (and "why" of course!!!)...

  • Roberto Alagna in Madama Butterfly (Love Couple strikes again because his wifelet is here too!)
  • Angela Gheorghiu in La Boheme (are we to be invaded by EVERY Alagna in the country?)
  • The continuation of Margret Juntwait's co-host. No one really likes him, no offence, so can't we just make it the Juntwait Show again????
  • Andrea Gruber in Macbeth- the Met insists on hiring people who are (pardon my frank-ness) too old! Andrea Gruber herself is not too old, it's her voice! I saw her in Tosca and I was taken aback. No offence, once again.
  • Going to see operas that I can't pronounce. Haha. I'll go see them, but by the time I get out, I still won't be able to pronounce it!
  • NO TOSCA!!!!! Even though it's showed SOOO often, can't I see it again???? PLEASE??? I wanna just SEE the Zefferelli set one more time!!!!!!! Who KNOWS how much longer it's gonna be up there???????? I wanna see James Morris's Scarpia again! PLEASEEEEEE!!!!
  • Not being able to go to all the operas I want this season =(

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tjojr said...

If there is one you especially want to see, call your uncle and he'll try to get tickets for your birthday. You could even take him if you wanted to.

Anonymous said...

OnH (the N is just implied, à la française)

Anonymous said...

I would urge you to skip Juan Diego Florez and opt actually for the second cast of Fille du Regiment. Barry Banks sings with more beauty, commitment to the process, and oh yeah...balls.