|Sondra Radvanovsky as Elisabetta|
and Matthew Polenzani as Roberto
Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.
The singing by the four principals was exquisite.
The costuming of the chorus was interesting, as was their placement on the sides of the action, as though they were an audience. The camera explored the orchestra pit in a new way. The imagery about time, life and death would have been a mystery to me if I had not read the reviews. Thank you New York Times, The Guardian and The Tribune.
There was assigned seating so I drove to the theatre yesterday, hoping to find some disabled seating. There was none, so I selected a seat I thought would be comfortable for Kelvin. When I went to pay for the tickets they were four dollars more than their regular price. The ticket seller told me that the price of all of the other movies has gone down, but not the Met Series. They have increased.
By the end of the performance I wasn't the least bit resentful of the extra money.
A joy to be able to go.
As we were waiting for the taxi to pick Kelvin up and take him back to Seton AgeCare, I asked him if he wanted to see Stratford's Hamlet next week. He is all in. Perhaps we will be sitting there with some of you, ie same performance, different cities.