Opera News

Well, I've picked my eight operas to see this season: the great Mozart comedies Don Giovanni (Mar. 16, 2004) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Nov. 19); the Puccini chestnut Madama Butterfly (Jan. 20, 2004); Rossini's light and funny L'Italiana in Algeri (Mar. 4, 2004); Wagner's towering Tristan un Isolde (Oct. 14); Schoenberg's never-finished Moses un Aron (Dec. 16); Strauss' allegorical Die Frau ohne Schatten (Dec. 3); and a very interesting-looking triptych of pieces from Stravinsky (Feb. 18).

(I originally had a couple more really depressing ones one my list, but I figured that I needed to see a few shows that didn't end with everyone dying this year)

If anyone's interested in picking up tickets to go see these (I've been doing this for a small group of friends every year since I came to New York -- I thought that I'd try opening it up to my reading public this year), drop me a line. I usually get the cheapest ($25-$33) tickets available. I'll be spending more than a few hours over the next day or so, poring over the Met Ticket Service Calendar, trying to pick the very best dates available. I've got dates: see above.