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.
New piano concertos by Adès and Adams
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