johnleiser

Tosca @ The Met 4/29/10

In Uncategorized on May 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm

The lady at the bus stop sneared at me for going to see the new Tosca production;so I told her we were aged out and The Met needs to get new people interested. Needless to say the rest of the bus ride was nice and quiet. and she was wrong, this is a modern set and not Zefferilli, OK. More to the point is Philippe Auguinmade the Met Orchestra sound great, no surprise , but a good effert and Marcello Giordani is the tenor of the moment and sang the@#$%$# out of Caraaadossi and Daniela Dessi was fine. George Gagnidze made us hate Scarpia with good singing and posturing and the final effect of Tocsa jumping and being freeze framed as she does was great. I like the production and the clamor about it is good for opera, it has something contemporary to say. Keep them coming Peter!!

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