MET broadcast of Mussorgsky's "Khovanshchina"
Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:23 PM
Looking forward to get me a DVD of the opera now..!
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:18 AM
It is nice the Met is doing some Russian operas. I wish they had done Khovanschina as one of their HD transmissions. I would have preferred to see that over some of the ones they did this season.
Did you see their recent Boris Godunov in HD? I loved Rene Pape as Boris, and some people hated the very simple production, but I liked it. I am hoping that gets transferred to a commercial video in the future.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:58 AM
If you hear Fiordiligi sung by a light soprano without a solid, dark lower register you won't like Fiordiligi, but if you hear it sung by a soprano with a really wonderful lower register the aria comes alive and makes so much sense. Carol Vaness was lovely in this role, b/c she had a dark sound. This is someone protesting too much. What she says is the opposite of what is going to happen. She is NOT going to remain steady as a rock. I love this character so much. I think it is such a human character. We all try to be "good" but we all surprise ourselves when we fail to live up to our own expectations. One of my favorite characters in all of opera. However, I tend to yawn a lot and fall asleep during Cosi Fan Tutte. It is the weirdest thing. I love Mozart arias but find his full-length opera a real trial to endure. I do sit up and pay attention during Fiordiligi's arias and duets!
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