Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Night at the Opera, Sort Of

Well thanks to the miracle of the internet, I am listening to the Met's season premiere of Capriccio live, starring someone's favorite soprano crush Renée Fleming.

(Yesterday, thanks to the miracle of the internet, I listened -- along with several of you! -- to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, their live broadcast of Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi.  Being able to do this makes me giggle with glee!)

Anyway, I wanted to see if there were production photos of Capriccio up yet at the Met Archive, but there aren't.  But there ARE photos now of Le Comte Ory.  Wowza.

Here are the two most pertinent, in my humble opinion.

Still not convinced about the hair, but otherwise:  Yes, please.  Leather coat, leather boots, vest (am I the only one distracted by buttons?)...she could use a good cuff roll, I think, but otherwise...the overall effect seems to impress the soprano, as well it should...And she certainly outdresses the tenor.

By the way, be sure to check out the pics of the, er, three-way, er, seduction.  When Joyce was interviewed during an intermission of the HD broadcast of Iphigenie en Tauride a few weeks ago (which was fantastic, by the way), she declared, "It's the only opera that ends in a menage-a-troi!"  She ain't kidding!  I am looking forward to the HD broadcast on April 9th.