15 March 2008

Met simulcast

today's was the first I've been to. & what a grand intro. my beloved Lensic Theater has excellent acoustics & a fine big screen. there was only the quickest of technical glitches.

John Doyle's new staging of "Peter Grimes" is powerful. it was good to hear again Anthony Dean Griffey in the role that no doubt will define his career. & of special note in the supporting cast is Teddy Tahu Rhodes. few men in opera achieve his splendid combination of vocal quality & good looks.

finally I must say I wasn't expecting diva Natalie Dessay to be such a lively emcee & interviewer.

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