According to Opera Chic Anna and Rolando have both crashed and burned at the Met in Lucia. Years ago friends traveled to LA to see Anna in Lucia and said it was bad then, too.
One begins to think her manager is an idiot. I loved her madly in Manon, but am puzzled by the push to make her into a bel canto singer. She isn't doing Joan Sutherland. Really. Or Beverly Sills. I could see her moving toward dramatic repertoire in her forties.
I have already been saying for years now that RV is a lyric tenor. RV, you are a lyric tenor. Wishing does not make it so. Does he have the same manager as AN? Both of you should fire him.