Joyce DiDonato was on TV last night, but it was a documentary and they talked over her singing. Kansas City should be proud of their new symphony hall, but talking over Joyce is sort of rude.
All three of the singers I write about most are in operas at the Salzburg Festival this summer. Anna Netrebko is Mimi in La Boheme; Cecilia Bartoli is doing more performances of Giulio Cesare and Jonas Kaufmann will sing Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Instead I will be going to the Santa Fe Opera. I still don't feel up to foreign travel. The opera selection for Santa Fe this summer is Arabella, Tosca, Maometto II, King Roger and The Pearl Fishers.