What does it say about New York that, in the songs of the city commissioned by the Five Boroughs Music Festival and given performances in Brooklyn, Queens and, now, Manhattan, the poets (often the composers themselves) rarely refer to life in that central part of the city, Rodgers and Hart’s “isle of joy”?
Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria
Verdi: La Forza Del Destino
Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (Glyndebourne)
La Traviata: The 454th Performance at the Royal Opera House
This performance of La Traviata was the 454th at the Royal Opera House, and the first performance in the 3rd revival this season of Richard Eyre’s production.