Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I Puritani revisited

I went to see the rebroadcast of I Puritani from the Metropolitan Opera last night, and it was just as wonderful the second time. The costumes are all wrong, but Anna's dresses are beautiful, and she is beautiful.

I noticed this time how the tenor got lost in the recitative in the first act and how the prompter shouted at him to get him back on. In the bows at the end of the act it was Anna who reached down and shook her hand. One knows it is a she from the shots from back stage.

Anna jumps up and down and acts the fool between acts. She is a joy. I found her singing all the more awesome the second time.

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