Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Met's 2009-2010 Season

The Met announced their upcoming season yesterday and you can read about it here. Of special note however are two roles at the Met which will also be seen here in San Diego.

First up is Piotr Beczala (he just sang Edgardo in the HD broadcast of Lucia and NAILED IT) who will be singing his first Rodolfo at the Met in La boheme. Piotr will sing it here, at San Diego Opera, a few weeks prior to his Met engagements. We have him opposite Anja Harteros. La boheme opens our 2010 season in January.

Lise Lindtrsom was also announced yesterday as The Met's Turandot. She'll be bringing this same role in the awesome David Hockney production to San Diego Opera to open the 2011 season.

- Edward


Linda said...

I was at the Met for the "Lucia" matinee and not only did Beczala nail the role, I am convinced that his calm and confident demeanor steadied the rest of the cast and was the major reason for the strong performance.

And I love the title of your blog.

San Diego Opera said...

He exuded confidence and it showed. Truly an artist and we're happy to welcome him. I'm trying to do a "10 Questions with..." for our readers here.

Glad you like to title. It was either this or Turan(dot)com. Or perhaps the Fact Lady Sings...