While We Were Out
Over the weekend:
- An addition: Tenor Juan Diego Florez welcomed his son into the world an hour before singing Le Comt Ory at the Met on Saturday.
- A subtraction: We've just learned that composer Daniel Catan passed away on Friday. We staged his Rappaccini’s Daughter in 1994 introducing him to the USA. It was the first opera by a Mexican composer ever staged in this country.
- Whose language is it anyway? Should opera be performed in the language of the composer or in the language of the audience watching it?