06 December 2004

Berta & Co. Back Tonight

High carb music at the Met

Much as we love lovely Renée Fleming, the Rodelinda poster on the Lincoln Center Plaza doesn't tell the entire story; while the lady may have singlehandedly smuggled this grand work to New York, much of the on-going baroque euphoria is due equally to her florid co-star David Daniels, who certainly sings the Berta out of Bertarido. Girl, he's the closest we could get to this Handel without compromising anyone's body parts.

The hair is dry, the nails are buffed, the bags are packed; I'm ready for another ride.