Tuesday November 27, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Today we sasa terrific performance of Verdi’s Masked Ball at the Metropolitan Opera. Actually I hated the production and loved the singing with Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky leading the cast. I’m still buzzing from the performance almost a week later as I write this. Here’s a member of the audience with my iPhone. A break from my Leica Monochrom.

The Opera
The Opera

On this day last year: New Preston CT.

New Preston
New Preston

Thursday December 10, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – We went to the opera Thursday evening: The Met’s riveting production oF Richard Stauss’s Elektra.  Susan Bullock had her Met premier singing Elektra, Deborah Voigt broke new ground for herself as Chrysothemis, and Felicity Palmer did a sensational job as Klytemnestra.  I went to Lincoln Center early to do my photo of the day – my one potentially good image was spoiled as a security guard got in the way.  You evidently can’t shoot with a tripod in the Lincoln Center plaza – not even a very small one.  I’ve substituted the same point of view and time of day from a few days earlier.  I hope not to have to do this again.

Lincoln Center Fountain and the Metropolitan Opera House