Sarah Heaton and Hal Cazalet in Death and the Powers COT April 2011
Tod Machover's Death and the Powers opens in Dallas this evening. On Sunday if you are in London you can attend a live relay at the Royal Academy of Music at 8pm. Go to the link for details of how to get tickets (they are free!!). Do NOT miss this.
Having said that I WILL miss it! I will be in Omaha, Nebraska at a performance of Handel's Agrippina. How perverse that is......the work with Tod and his team developing this opera and the original production in Monte Carlo in 2010 was one of the most satisfying achievements of my years in Chicago. I am really sad not to be able to be at the RAM on Sunday. Oh well, can't be everywhere........
Tomorrow evening there is the opening of Christopher Alden's production of Rigoletto at the Coliseum. This production originated in Chicago twelve years or so ago. It was a bit too much for them and neither Alden twin has been back at the Lyric Opera since. But Christopher did a splendid Clemenza di Tito for us at COT in 2009. I am really looking forward to seeing his Rigoletto again - and with a cast including Quinn Kelsey, Anna Christy and Barry Banks, and Graeme Jenkins, a superb Verdian, in the pit, much can be reasonably expected. And it will be so good to see Graeme Jenkins back in London - after all those years in Dallas, as it happens!
Meanwhile the desperate storms around Britain continue. We are comparatively insulated here in London.