23 March 2007

It ain't over till the splat lady sings

(via Leyla, Lara Logan to Sieglinde's Katie Couric) New York, don't think your opera season will end with things like Orfeo ed Euridice or Il trittico. Pop star Anna Netrebko, joined by compatriot Dmitri Hvorostovsky, has cobbled together a program of juicy operatic bits for Carnegie Hall (remember that other hall in midtown?), scheduled for May 30. (Did this listing just escape our collective radar, or is this an entirely new addition to the schedule? More likely the latter, judging from the start date for ticket sale, April 5.) In addition to insisting on her bel canto creds via the lovely first act aria from Lucia, she intends to upstage Renay's phenomenal Met Tanya by leaving New York with her version of the Onegin final scene, also with Dmitri. She'll be all like, "at least I sing it in the correct language" I'm sure. Stay tuned for Renay's response immediately after the concert.