Yesterday's Die Walküure was glorious, in spite of the 40-minute delay in starting. Absolutely the only thing I can find to carp about is that Jonas Kaufmann sounded a bit flat on his high notes a couple of times. He sounded great the rest of the time, as did all the others. And Bryn Tyrfel is the only singer who has ever made me feel sorry for a god. A fitting finale for the simulcast season.
Summer Encore performances: Madama Butterfly, Don Pasquale, Simon Boccanegra, La Fille du Régiment, Tosca, Don Carlo. If you missed the Simon Boccanegra, here's another chance.
Next simulcast season, eleven operas:
Oct. 15: Anna Bolena -- Anna Netrebko
Oct. 29: Don Giovanni -- Mariusz Kwiecien
Nov. 5: Siegfried -- Gary Lehman
Nov. 19: Satyagraha -- Richard Croft
Dec. 3: Rodelinda -- Renée Fleming
Dec. 10: Faust -- Jonas Kaufmann
Jan. 21: The Enchanted Island -- "an original baroque fantasy" with music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others.
Feb. 11: Götterdämmerung -- Lehman, Voigt
Feb. 25: Ernani -- Angela Meade, Salvatore Licitra
Apr. 7: Manon -- Anna Netrebko
Apr. 14: La Traviata -- Natalie Dessay