Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What I've been doing in the last week

Well, I can't say I've been doing nothing. What I won't be doing tonight is attending Angela Gheorghiu's interview at the Kaplan Penthouse, becaused she canceled. When I called around noon to inquire about a duplicate (yes, with all this traveling, I do misplace a ticket here and there), I was told that they'd just gotten word that Gheorghiu has taken ill and canceled her appearance tonight. Ah, the drama.

Last Tuesday, I attended the Bastille's Les Contes d'Hoffmann with Rolando Villazon and Patricia Petibon. I arrived in New York on Friday for three Met revivals: the Met's last Jenufa this season (Karita Mattila and Anja Silja in a shattering performance); two performances of Eugene Onegin (Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ramon Vargas); and the season premiere of Simon Boccanegra (Thomas Hampson, Angela Gheorghiu, Marcello Giordani, Ferrucio Furlanetto). I will also attend the Guild's interview with Renee Fleming on Thursday.

Also of note: I spotted Susan Graham at Jenufa and Boccanegra. The back of her head appears in several of my photos of the Boccanegra ovations. It's always exciting to see opera stars in the audience; they're fans too!

More to come.


southern gal said...

came here from Opera Chic. just curious why you have no RSS feed? It easy to turn it on in blogger.

am envious of all your travel and opera going!

of the kosmos said...

thanks for reading, and for the tip! this has been done.