Thursday, October 23, 2008

Diama Damrau is bloody good!

Sally and I saw Diana Damrau in Lucia di Lammermore at the Met last night, courtesy of a friend. Oh, her voice - it's simply glorious! She makes it all seem so effortless. We saw Natalie Dessay in the role two seasons ago and I loved her in it. The only thing different here was Diana's voice. The story or acting weren't a revelation except that I remembered how much I loved the music. Tenors aren't my favorite, but I enjoyed Piotr Beczala's Edgardo very much. He has a lovely voice. I loved Ildar Abdrazakov as Raimondo. Is he busy this season or what? I'm certainly glad for that. I think I've shown disdain toward the Bel Canto in the past, but now I'm thinking that this might be one of my favorite operas. And isn't Marco Armiliato just the most adorable and entertaining conductor around?

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Lucia: Diana Damrau
Edgardo: Piotr Beczala
Enrico: Vladimir Stoyanov
Raimondo: Ildar Abdrazakov

Photo by Ken Howard at Playbill


Unknown said...

Can't wait to see this on HD as I live in the boonies! How lucky for you to experience them at the MET.

Thanks for your great keeps the rest of us closer to the happenings in NYC!

Hula Hank said...

That is one delicat blood splatter!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodnes, I love Diana!