19 January 2008


Looks like Anna Netrebko's Violetta is garnering unanimous praise at Covent Garden. After performances of La Traviata in Berlin, St. Petersburg, and London this season, she moves to San Francisco next season. hovering cautiously, circling above the ultimate prize: the culmination of years of practice as tubercular hooker, tentatively scheduled three seasons from now to charm and die on the world's grandest stage, and beamed to a cineplex near you.