Wow, Lyric is pulling out all the stops. Usually I buy a three pack ticket, this year I am seriously contemplating biting the bullet and buying season tickets.
Eugene Onegin, Les Troyans, Carmen, The Magic Flute, and Norma
are all among my favorites and the only one I ever saw live was Carmen
. Plus the flipping Ring Cycle is playing, maybe I should take my medicine and watch it live once in my life, I should take advantage of the opportunity. Heck, I saw Parsifal
and not just Parifal
but a overly symbolic/avant-garde/ modern/ "socially relevant"/ sociological / Freudian or whatever the devil you wish to call that sort of thing that all good little German operas aspire to be, so why not a classic rendition the Cycle instead of some muddled up metaphysical version of Parsifal
Also, I'm kind of curious about the Jason and the Argonauts
kids opera, and I would love seeing My Fair Lady
live (I could probably take my mom to that). I've never heard Donazetti's Lucia
, other than that mad aria, but I am curious about that one as well.
If I don't buy season tickets, I'll have to prioritize. No easy task. *At the time I was dating an Italian opera singer, it was worth the price of admission just watching her go crazy during and after the production.