16 March 2005

Cura returns

Samson at the Met

Maestro Cura tells his adoring mob by the Met stage door that he's hoping to come back to us in four years, for something like Stiffelio or La Fanciulla del West (all under negotiation). O Signore. Four years is a long time. That prepubescent yodeler that has set up permanent residence in his upper middle/top register will be old enough to drive in four years. I'm seeing a fatal car wreck in our future. Meanwhile, the best thing about debutante Malgorzata Walewska is her website. (I promise to be a bit more generous tomorrow.)