December 04, 2008

Bonjour, l'etoiles!

I'm beginning to sense a pattern at the Metropolitan Opera. Literally.

The photo wall they've put up in the lobby for the 125th Anniversary Season:


From this season's production of Doctor Atomic:


From this season's production of La Damnation de Faust:


It's a real Hollywood Squares vibe, isn't it? Faust for the block: true or false—a jockey can have up to twelve mounts a day!

5 comments:

Dick Strawser said...

... not to mention last season's Advent Calendar approach to Peter Grimes, too

Danny Liss said...

The recent Mark Morris production of Orfeo ed Eurydice also used that trick.

rbonotto said...

"true or false—a jockey can have up to twelve mounts a day!"


Well ... that depends on how good-looking he is.

Mark said...

I just saw the Faust HD encore broadcast at a theater in Anchorage last night. I was shocked that they managed to fill the house--who knew that Alaskans would come out in December for Berlioz? The average age must have been about 60 and just like the real thing, somebody behind me was snoring.

rdmtimp said...

"Well ... that depends on how good-looking he is."

Channeling Paul Lynde - I love it.

My favrorite Lynde-ism: when asked why Nathan Hale was hung, he replied "heredity".