26 August 2009

Latest updates

I'm transitioning to another appointment (the kind that promises tenure at the end of the tunnel!), which is why I've been absent the past few months. In the next few weeks, I'll have to figure out how to achieve productive homeostasis between work and play, because I don't want Sieglinde to "die" just like that. But the new job is grueling, and the demands for tenure daunting, so no promises. Meanwhile, I have an inch thick of tickets to the Met, for an ambitious list of 20+ operas this season (many for multiple viewings, especially the Armida and the Attila). What was I thinking when I bought these tickets? Well, we'll see how things equilibrate. We may just have to settle for twitter-type blog entries, who knows.

In the meantime, I invite you to enjoy the latest edits on Brad's Met Futures page:

For the 2010-11 season: Madama Butterfly has been dropped; Anna Netrebko has been taken off La Traviata; Joyce Di Donato has been taken off Le Comte Ory. For Wozzeck, Peter Rose has been taken off the roster, while Walter Fink has been added; and for Don Carlo, Patricia Racette replaces Angela Marambio. Maestro Roberto Rizzi Brignoli will debut to conduct La Boheme, and Cristina Gallardo-Domas will share the role of Mimi. Vittorio Grigolo will share the role of the Duke in Rigoletto (after his debut in La Boheme in the same season). Dwayne Croft has been added to the roster of La Fanciulla del West to sing Sonora, while Salvatore Licitra will sing Cavaradossi in Tosca.

For the 2012-13 season: Francesca da Rimini remains in the repertory, but it may not be a new production. Don Carlo will have Angela Marambio, Anna Smirnova as Eboli in her debut, Eric Halfvarson as the Grand Inquisitor, and Maestro Lorin Maazel as conductor.