I'm envious about Christopher Ventris and Pavol Breslik. The former was great in Peter Grimes, Parsifal and both DVDs of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and the latter sang the most beautful Lensky in the "brokeback" Eugene Onegin.
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Dir: Kasper Holten Cond: Robin Ticciati
Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatyana)
Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin)
Elena Maximova (Olga)
Pavol Breslik (Lensky)
Peter Rose (Prince Gremin)
Diana Montague (Madame Larina)
Kathleen Wilkinson (Filipyevna)
Radamisto on the 10th so really have got a Keenlyside/Pisaroni sandwich to look forward to.
Well, this should be exciting! My next opera trip will take me to one of the world's newest and most exotic, and unlikely, opera cities: Muscat, Oman. It wasn't on the top of my list, but I'll be going to see a certain someone special in an upcoming production at the Royal Opera House there, which just opened in October of 2011.
And, since the flights there and back connect in Zurich, I'll be stopping to catch Lucia and and Jenufa at the Opernhaus on the way out. We'll have to compare notes sospiro, my first visit too!
In scoping out the opera schedule for the return trip, the nearest production was Rigoletto at none other than La Scala featuring none other than Vittorio Grigolo with none other than Gustavo Dudamel conducting. That combination seemed like a good enough excuse for a quick diversion across the Alps to Milan on the way home. I nabbed one of the few remaining tickets - in one of those notoriously overpriced and view-obstructed side boxes, but I have everything reason to believe it will be worth the cost and the strained back from contorting to see the a corner of the stage.
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Did you read this? The most expensive opera tickets in the world.
Yup, I'm curious too. Did you use the 3D viewer on the Opernhaus ticket site? Almost like being there! More than just a single still pic. More than a 360 degree view, you can pan all the way up and down too. Amazing quality, if there were a spot on the carpet or a fly on the ceiling, you'd be able to see it! I read a visitor review that warned about obstructed views in Zurich too, so I spent a good bit of time scoping out prospective seats.The seating capacity is only 1100 & someone described it as ' a little gem' so we shall see!!!
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Great to see you are keeping this topic alive. Keep posting those plans !
I had no idea there was an opera house in Muscat, it certainly looks amazing.
Meanwhile I got mail from Milan, my ticket to Boheme :-) O, I just can't wait.
I didnt go to the opera house but Muscat is a lovely town enjoy it!
"Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody." - Rousseau
The other tickets for my trip are all bar-coded print-at-home pdf's sent via email. While those are super convenient, I do like having an old-fashioned ticket in my hand.
Actually, that's pretty much the regular price for center parterre at the Met. But you can get a front seat in a side parterre box for $130-$150 and side and rear orchestra seats for even less.Some weeks ago I checked out the prices at the Met for L'Elisir d'Amore ... $460 for a parterre seat !! Then I found out it was the opening night. Still, this is a huge amount.