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Subject: Re: Met NORMA broadcast tomorrow-- savoring anticipation?
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:15:01 -0400
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I'll be listening / recording off Sirius tonight - seeing it live in house
on Thursday, and then taking in the HD.  Based on my previous outings at
both the MET and Toronto, Sondra R. owns this role by divine (Divina?)
right!  Would love to hear her take on "La Straniera" next.

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 10:08 AM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Steve asked:
>
> "Is someone currently investing in the pleasures of anticipating the
> broadcast in question, I
> would welcome timely contributions here from anyone with anything relevant
> to say."
>
> * * * * *
>
> I had mixed feelings about opening the season with Norma;  As much as I
> love it, it's
> become such a hit or miss work today and much of that has to do not only
> with casting but
> the sometimes ludicrous sometimes yawn-inducing productions it receives.
> That being said,
> THIS production, based on video clips, "sneak previews" and advance word
> sounds like it
> has "HIT" stamped all over it, which thrills me in anticipation of
> tonight's opener.  I'll
> certainly be tuning in.
>
> The photos and video of McVicar's new production for the company look
> sensational, but
> more importantly, Calleja looks terrific in his Roman armor sounding pure
> golden age and
> elegant; the title role has the somewhat steely, heroic sound of Ms.
> Radvanovsky getting it
> "just right"; while the rapid vibrato-ed DiDonato (seemingly somehow
> convincing the
> director to let her wear her own pixy locks) presents an Adalgisa of the
> "innocent young
> maid" variety rather than the matronly mezzo type we're sometimes get.
>
> I can't wait!
>
> Here's the official (too short) trailer.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0lnFcBKMcU
>
> Maybe we can tie this thread in with interpolated high notes?  LOL!
>
> p.
>
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