The New Met schedule

Feb 17, 2006 1:14 pm
Interesting new direction for the Met, although I am not really sure how new it really is. Seems like an extension of what they have been doing all along. Nice to see the ticket prices go down, although I doubt I can take advantage of it.

I am very glad to see that two of my favorite singers are making Met débuts next year: Ekaterina Siurina as Gilda in Rigoletto and Darina Takova as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust. I really hope they can be heard on the radio broadcasts. Also good to see that Anna Netrebko is becoming a regular on the Met roster.

Don Carlos has an interesting cast:
Elisabeth de Valois: Patricia Racette
Eboli: Olga Borodina
Don Carlo: Johan Botha
Rodrigo: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Philip II: René Pape
Grand Inquisitor: Samuel Ramey

Eboli is a favorite part when (rarely) done well. It will be interesting to hear what Olga Borodina will do with it. The male voices are all excellent. I get chills just thinking about the scene with the Inquisitor.

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~ by severalfourmany on February 17, 2006.

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