Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Le Sacre du Sonnambula

J: you really missed quite a scene at the Met tonight
A: yeah?
A: do tell
J: well the new Sonnambula opened with Dessay and Florez
J: and Mary Zimmerman directed it
J: and the whole production was basically mocking how retarded Sonnambula is
A: heh
J: and it was cute and fun
J: and hilarious at the end
J: and Sonnambula is not a comedy
J: so anyway
A: way to redeem yourself MZ
J: the traditionalists in the audience were NONE too pleased
J: and this shit was seriously boo'd
A: whoa
J: like major major boo-age
J: the curtain call ground to a halt
A: hardcore
A: !
J: like, no one took a second bow
J: and it was like a huge Dessay/Florez thing and they were way awesome and everyone was nuts for them
A: damn
A: who knew people were willing to go out on a limb for frreakin' sonnambula
J: so after the curtain call abruptly ended
A: jes
J: well
J: there were these 40ish gays next to us
J: who turned around and sassed the crabby old Long Island people boo-ing behind us
J: this was balcony btw
J: and an argument ensued about whether it was OK to boo like that
J: and it got heated and tons of people were weighing in
J: wow
J: and then finally one of the gays goes "oh whatever! pleas just go back to Long Island."
A: !
J: and the crabby old guy
J: goes "yeah? well go back to Greenwich Village...or CHELSEA! WHERE YOU LIVE!!!"
A: oh snap
J: and the gay guy just calmly said "wait...that's supposed to be a bad thing?"
A: heh
A: nice
J: man
J: that was nuts
A: its like the rite of spring premeire but for...sonnambula
J: at the end Dessay just puts on this hilarious like swiss miss dress and starts dancing around like a crazed fool
J: it's so excellent
A: hah!
A: that is good

5 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Hirsch said...

A friend forwarded Martin Bernheimer's review to me, so your account is ESPECIALLY entertaining!!!

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these insults!

To Mary Zimmerman: "Go back to that postmodernist class in grad school, or wherever you live."

To Natalie Dessay: "Go back to France with your Eurotrash regie-style productions, or wherever you live."

To Juan Diego Florez: "Go back to my apartment, where I can remove those lederhosen and spend the rest of my life with you - anywhere - New York, Peru, wherever you live."

9:19 PM  
Blogger Gavin Plumley said...

Oooh the conservative New Yorker... ain't nothing like it! So rare that we get a boo at Covent Garden; I kinda miss them. They don't boo anything on the continent any more, apart from Zeffirelli (especially if it includes live animals).

3:34 AM  
Blogger Maury D'annato said...

Wait, go back go France, really? Wellsungs, I hate to tell you, but it looks like Larry the Cable Guy is secretly an opera fan and trolling your blog.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Loved the dialog between teh gays and the suburbanites. I think that America's aversion to booing is misplaced. Whatever one might think about that production pro or con, the audience showed some passion for a change and I think that's a good thing (I'm a veteran of the Zambello Lucia and Vick Trovatore opening nights).

Gavin--I'm thoroughly sick of Zef and his bloated, narcissistic, utterly meaningless spectacles.

8:28 AM  

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