Call in sick at work. Hire a sitter for your kids, dogs or significant other. Take a long nap, then slam back a triple espresso. That may sound like a daunting prep for an evening at the opera, but the Met’s stunning revival of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal is more than just highbrow entertainment. It’s an artistic experience that could change your life. That’s just what the composer intended this 1882 epic to accomplish.
As Jane Powell, Kathryn Grayson and innumerable state-level pageant contestants have so often reminded us, “Love is where you find it, / Don’t be blind, it’s / All around you, everywhere!” And so it is with good singing in the Met’s current Italian opera performances: it’s there, but you do have to do some digging to turn it up. In last night’s revival of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, for example, it was very hard to love Yonghoon Lee’s blatty and blatant attack on the leading role.
The Prototype Festival has totally spoiled me, I’m afraid. For the past six winters, this co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE has popped up in New York City, seemingly at the very stroke of the New Year, offering a veritable orgy of new opera in bracing contrast to the generally dreary repertoire offered at the Met during the same period.
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Selecting a term
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