I have been Tweeting tonight during intermission for the premiere of the new production of Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment at the Metropolitan Opera. Featuring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, I believe they set a new standard in operatic couples, if only on stage. More ovations and bravos and bravas than I have heard all year. No wonder this new production was sold out before tonight’s opening night. What a wonderful conclusion for my opera season.
I only hope the New York Times gets the review as right as they did with Satyagraha.