Your hostess, Elektra

Your hostess, Elektra
I dropped my goddamn Ambien

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Back on her feet

The lovely Christine Brewer, back in Santa Fe for Gluck's Alceste, is walking a little slower than Elektra remembers. The whole Met brouhaha seems to be long in the past for the golden-voiced anti-diva. We hope that the staging doesn't require too much movement though...

Lucas Meacham at SFO

Not your run-of-the-mill barihunk of the month, Lucas Meacham bows as Mozart's Don at the Santa Fe Opera on July 18. While not the plushest of voices, this tall drink of water oozes confidence and sexiness.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Elza van den Heever, debuts in SFO as Donna Anna, July 18

Lucy does Santa Fe

No, it's not really Lucy. Natalie Dessay gave Santa Fe audiences her first staged Violetta on July 3, 2009.
While it might be one of the most 'athletic' performances of the consumptive courtesan, Elektra questions Mme. Dessay's vocal suitability for the role. Will she even be able to survive the run of 10 more performances?