Monday, March 29, 2010

While You Were Out

- The Metropolitan Opera received it's largest individual gift: $30 million.

- Danielle de Neise is de Nice.

- Placido Domingo is back to work following his surgery and getting ready to start Simon Boccanegra rehearsals at La Scala in a few days with Ailyn Perez, who was our Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.

- The New Yorker's Alex Ross takes a look at the Met's upcoming season, this first one planned entirely by Peter Gelb.

- Mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom has died at the age of 94. (Audio clip below)

- Our stars of La traviata have been arriving over the weekend! First rehearsals begin tomorrow.

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