[You and me and, yo-ho, a bottle of rum, savvy?” –
Jack Joyce DiDonato (Isolier) and Diana Damrau (Adele) in Rossini’s “Comte Ory”, New York 2011. – Photo Credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera]
This Saturday the MET HD Live program broadcasts the matinée performance of the new “Comte Ory” production (times: 1 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. GMT+1) to cinemas across the planet.
A mezzo page and a tenor vying for the attention of the soprano – with the page winning out – should be worth the 27€ the event costs over here. Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez star with Joyce DiDonato, who’s White Shirt performance did already win over the test audiences in the dress rehearsal (see report at La Cieca’s).
[Not the Captain of the Flying Dutchman? – Joyce DiDonato as Isolier, New York 2011. – Photo Credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera]
I’m not quite sure how the pirate boots and leathers figure into the whole story, but I’ won’t be complaining. Arrr, matie! More screenshots, including the one above in higher resolution ond bigger size, over at the Met Archives.
See you on Saturday with a fine bottle of Cuban at the cinema of your choice!
[This White Shirt Monday was scheduled two weeks ago, so let me point out that in the meantime, towanda beat me to it and wrote a blog entry on “Comte Ory” with slightly different photos choices – hope over to her place for another impression!]