Sunday, August 03, 2008

Calendar is Set; Ticket Scramble Approaching

Single tickets for the Met Opera go on sale on August 17th. Single tickets for Carnegie Hall go on sale around September 2nd. The Met sent out a wonderful season calendar that made our planning so much easier this year. The only problem is that after May 9th, the final day of performances at the Met, time stops at the opera house. Fortunately, there are a few more dates at Carnegie after that, but time does sort of stop. Here I am already worried about what in the world I'll do for entertainment next summer. Sigh. Wait! We are in talks to see Patricia Racette in The Letter at the Santa Fe Opera! And we might have to hit Ravinia too. Whew.

2008/09 Wish List (subject to change on a whim):

9/22 Renée Fleming - Opening Night Gala at the Met - HD at the movies

9/24 Betty Buckley at Birdland

9/30 Karita Mattila in Salome at the Met

10/22 Michael Feinstein at Zankel Hall

10/27 La Damnation de Faust Production Guild Talk with w/ Susan Graham & Marcello Giordani

11/9 Renée Fleming in Lucrezia Borgia at the WNO

11/18 Susan Graham in La Damnation de Faust at the Met

11/19-23 On the Town at Encores! at City Center

12/1 Thaïs Production Guild Talk w/ Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson

12/4 or 6 Elektra at NY Phil

12/8 or 11 Thaïs at the Met

12/13 Susan Graham and Rod GilfreyBernstein: Arias, etc at Zankel Hall

12/16 Deborah Voigt Holiday Concert at Carnegie Hall

1/1 The Magic Flute at the Met (Cody's first opera!)

1/7 - Angela Gheorghiu and hubby Roberto Alagna La Rondine at the Met

1/18 Marilyn Horne's Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall

1/25 Joyce DiDonato with Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

2/9 Il Trovatore Production Guild Talk – Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick and Salvatore Licitra

2/16 - Il Trovatore at the Met

3/3 Cecilia Bartoli at Carnegie Hall

3/9 or 12 - Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe and Christine Goerke in Rusalka at the Met

3/14 Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Kennedy Center

3/21 Patricia Racette Peter Grimes with Patricia Racette at the WNO (if Wanda will put me up 2 weekends in a row)

3/29 Patti & Mandy at NJPAC

4/4 Bernadette Peters at Symphony Hall in Boston

4/19 Renée Fleming at Symphony Hall in Boston

4/25 René Pape with Brian Zeger at Carnegie Hall

5/11 Susan Graham w/ Orpheum Chamber Orchestra - ROREM:(newly orchestrated songs) at Carnegie Hall

(We'll be throwing in Adriana Lecouvreur, The Queen of Spades, Doctor Atomic, L’Elisir d’Amore, Don Giovanni as the mood hits by either a walk up cheap ticket or rush)


Dorian said...

Oh, my goodness! You have a pretty eventful season planned. I'm rather envious, honestly. I'm moving, apparently, to Montreal rather than Massachusetts, so that makes getting down to the NY area a bit trickier. Mind you, Montreal has a theatre scene that is by no means lacklustre, and is very close to Toronto, so I'll survive.

Apropos of nothing: I started a theatre blog! I'm trying to get some word out, despite the fact that there's not much to write about at the moment.

Roxie said...

I've had Patti and Mandy on my calendar for months! Hahaa - I was so excited that they were coming to New Jersey!

Nice list, by the way!

Leah said...

You're clearly the coolest person I know! I am so excited that I'll get to read so many amazing blogs about everything you see :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Susan Graham is definitely a highlight. Wish Joyce DiDonato would tour more in the U.S., though. Do you have advance word of what's going on at Ravinia in 2009?