Thursday, December 11, 2008

Last Night: Queen of Spades at the Met

Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Lisa: Maria Guleghina
Pauline: Ekaterina Semenchuk
The Countess: Felicity Palmer
Ghermann: Ben Heppner
Tomsky: Mark Delavan
Yeletsky: Vladimir Stoyanov
Production: Elijah Moshinsky
Set & Costume Designer: Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer: Paul Pyant
Choreographer: John Meehan

I loved the costumes - I thought I would die from delight with Felicity Palmer's costumes. I loved the lighting - wonderful shadows and silhouettes. I loved the sets - all black, white, gold and occasionally red. I loved the singers - Maria, Ben and Felicity! I loved the score - Tchaikovsky! I loved the price - $20 rush orchestra seats! I loved that I was with my friend Beth from Austin - she and I saw my first opera together, Rigoletto, and as she says, "Then SarahB became a maniac."

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