Howdy all - here’s the explainer for tonight’s opera: La Fille du Regiment!
This one ran a bit long, but the two important things to know:
It’s in French.
It’s a comedy! Nobody dies!
Week 2 is Wagner
The MetOpera has canceled the rest of its season, which was going to run until the beginning of May. It sounds like they may be running operas each night til May 2 or so, but it’s not clear to me.
While I sent an email to the Met re: their opera selection (and I was given a form response saying it was forwarded to the programming folks), they have decided on their 2nd week of opera.
Tuesday, March 24
Wagner’s Das Rheingold
Starring Wendy Bryn Harmer, Stephanie Blythe, Richard Croft, Gerhard Siegel, Dwayne Croft, Bryn Terfel, Eric Owens, and Hans-Peter König, conducted by James Levine. From October 9, 2010.
Friday, March 27
Starring Deborah Voigt, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Waltraud Meier, Jay Hunter Morris, Iain Paterson, Eric Owens, and Hans-Peter König, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From February 11, 2012.
I…. am not a Wagner fan. I have tried watching multiple times, but I cannot really get into it. All that said, there are loads of great singers above, so I’ll still create an opera watch event for the week, and put up places to discuss the different operas.
But I will likely be watching Mozart instead.
Standard programming will come…
With STUMP currently in hiatus, I will be doing some of my normal STUMP posts here. I will hold off on talking about pensions for right now, but I can definitely talk about mortality trends and some things I’m seeing in the statistics.
I will clearly label each post, so nobody will get surprised by opera when expecting mortality/finance stuff, and will not get surprised by mortality/finance stuff when looking for opera.
See y’all soon!