Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Plaza Cast of Orfeo ed Euridice was Heavenly

The Met Opera's first HD Festival has been this week on the Plaza at Lincoln Center. We caught Mark Morris’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice starring Stephanie Blythe as Orfeo, with Danielle de Niese as Euridice and Heidi Grant Murphy as Amor. I saw it live in the house in January and it was one of my favorite PBS broadcasts of the season. I loved it even more seeing it under the stars in this wonderful almost-fall weather we're having. We gathered about an hour early for the 8:00 screening and even caught a dress rehearsal of the new fountain in progress! Afterward, Sally lined right up to be first in line to buy New York City Opera tickets! Oh, thank goodness summer is over and the great 2009/10 season is almost here!
















3 comments:

karigee said...

Yay! What a fine night in the city, and the fountain is so lovely. Plus: autumn in the air!

Kevin Daly said...

I love the look of sheer joy on Kari's face in that picture.

Sounds like a beautiful evening!

Pursuing Wisdom said...

THat's wild! What beautiful weather! And to see the whole court yard filled with people watching the screen - excellent marketing scheme...