Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Il Trovatore at the Met

Chelsea rushed an orchestra seat for me to see Il Trovatore at the Met again last night. This opera is officially in my Top Three Favorite now. Dolora Zajick already left the cast last week and Luciana D'Intino replaced her. She's as fierce as Dolora. Marcelo Alvarez was sick, so Phillip Webb was in for him. I love his lower range. Dmitri Hvorostovsky was his usual Rock Star hot. It was Sondra Radvanovsky's last night and wow, she was AMAZING. We sat near La Diva Renée and said hello during the intermission. It sounds as if she was loving it as much as me.

1 comment:

Tyler said...

SarahB,

Renee actually attends opera performances?! I had heard and read that before, but it takes on a new dimension when I hear that someone I know (even if it is only through the internet) sees her there. I am grieved to think that this is Sondra Radvanovsky's last performance at the Met pro tempore. Surely they will give her another Verdi role soon, right? As for Luciana D'Intino's singing it is simply gorgeous. I still remember her singing in the 2007 Richard Tucker Gala. Wow!

-Tyler.