A generous performer and gifted actor, Grigolo is a perfect match for the reckless, impressionable, emotionally self-destructive Des Grieux. All of us know what Vittorio Grigolo wants us to think. Damrau counteracts her own physical and vocal maturity with high-energy acting that borders on hyperactivity —— lots of dashing around the stage, head bobbing, and frenetic gestures. As the sympathetic Mary Johnson, who knows more than she wants to but still cares, soprano Devon Guthrie had a gleaming warm soprano that illuminated the intelligence and compassion of the character. Not a false note emerges from Duffy all evening long, either vocally or dramatically.
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Stick around for a few Minutes, and your dilemma shall be solved. Laughlin and Hawkins are an example of opposites who attract but also eventually repel: Donizetti is at his absolute best in this work, filling each act with superb arias, duets, ensembles, and choruses, and he brings each act to a stirring conclusion. His bright plangent tenor cannily maneuvered the huge Met auditorium. One shows a good deal of interest in discussions about the community. The Metropolitan Opera, historically a major purveyor of the internationalized French style, presents two major French operas this month.
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume was also working moment by moment — just keeping the trains running on time without energizing the drama or guiding the singers to more artistically persuasive interpretations. As the titular courtesan, Diana Damrau works very hard — too hard in fact, and the effort shows. The opera is indeed a sordid tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness, and orgies. Did she take chances? Exactly what someone does in their own familiarity of his house is his organization. Maybe the person you believe is gay is come to them is going to. Subscribe to our free newsletter: