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NOTES: A radiant “Tosca” at the Met Opera

On New Year's Eve, the Met Opera premiered a new "Tosca"  in a bid for redemption following a controversial 2009 production of this Puccini classic; director Sir David McVicar and designer John Macfarlane deliver beauty and grandeur, and singers Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Gregorio are energetic and radiant. This is a must see for the opera fan or those interested in the form. 

NOTES: Bellini’s “Norma” at the Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera launched its 2017-2018 season in September with a new production of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” directed by Sir David McVicar.  I caught a performance of this 1831 bel canto masterpiece on Friday night; two more chances remain, this evening at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 16th at 1pm.