J: I got this Makropulos case DVD
J: and Silja looks like she is *actually* the age of the character, which happens to be 375
A: that lisa hirsch has the SFO sched
A: a Tristan
A: your girl Joyce DiDonato in Rosenkavalier
A: Marius K-Fooz in Don Giovanni
A: and Ball that is Masked w/ Da Voigt
J: Joyce DiDo is great, despite her boring showing in R&J
J: she was magical in Figaro
A: her R&J part was like nonexistent in a POS production
J: speaking of that Figaro
J: hot Luca is in that Don Giovanni
A: ah, indeed...
A: some worthy items there
J: yeah some good stuff fo sure
J: Prince Orlofsky - Gerald Thompson
J: that is a mezzo role
J: counter tenor?
A: I s'pose
J: the Orlosky from the other night is one of the SF Carmens--she was good
J: did you see DC's next season?
A: man...that's a good season!
A: dang it. There's kind of a wait before more opera comes.
A: I am jonesing
J: I know
J: neat season, right?
J: the director of Bluebeard/Schicchi is the director of The Exorcist!!
A: I thought that sounded familiar
J: so are the NY companies the only ones that wait 1000 years to announce?
A: maybe so
A: which seems funny because they are always talking about how they book everything like 5 years in advance
A: at that level
J: right? weird
J: worst summary of Sophie's Choice ever:
J: Told through a series of flashbacks, Sophiefs Choice follows the story of Holocaust survivor Sophie and her important life choices, including her troubled love for Nathan and their friend Stingo and the decision of which of her two children must be doomed to the gas chamber.
A: that's amazing
A: "Yeah, I have had some tough times...I mean my love life couldn't get any crazier! And that whole thing about dooming one of my children to the gas chamber."
J: Sophie, a Brooklyn resident, reflects on several pivotal moments in her life, including her rocky marriage and the time when she had to send her daughter to be murdered.