Thursday, November 29, 2012


Throughout the 80s I was a bird watcher.  One Saturday a fellow birder was listening to the Met broadcast while we were driving from spot to spot.  Bird watching involves a lot of driving.  Person looked at me and said, "I think it's Figaro."  I responded, "No, listen--it's serious.  It must be Clemenza di Tito."  I don't think I had ever heard Clemenza di Tito at that time, so this was a wild guess.  I was correct, of course.

Since I began blogging, I have watched two DVDs of Clemenza: one with Kaufmann which featured outfits, and one with Susan Graham which featured a baked potato.  I still have never seen it live in performance and still will not have after Saturday's simulcast.

This is a plug for the Met simulcast on Saturday of La Clemenza di Tito.  Be sure to watch.

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