20 August 2014
Merola, present and future
Sadly I was still too sick last Saturday to attend the Merola Grand Finale, which I understand was quite enjoyable. I heard some spectacular singing not only in their Streetcar Named Desire but also in their superb Don Giovanni, which I hope to post about shortly (see the mention above of temporarily debilitating sickness). Best wishes to all the young singers involved.
Here's a preview of next summer's operas, as noted in an Auditions ad (page 48) in the September Opera News (the one with local fave Patricia Racette on the cover): Menotti's The Medium with Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Donizetti's Don Pasquale. See you there!