09 April 2007

Not in my house

I'm sorry I missed this year's Met Council Auditions Finals, but juicy accounts (via JSU and Maury) report of very promising female voices that will likely work their way into the rosters of many great opera companies ... uhm, except perhaps the Met, which Peter Gelb insists, in every interview he's given (up to the most recent, with Charlie Rose) is a place where "theatrical" considerations are at par with "musical" values. ("Theatrical" of course being code for "slim figure, glossy face", or equally "gastric bypass." BREAKING: it's also code for "facelift".)

[Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera]