- Anonymous 4 is coming to Tulsa! They are presenting their program entitled A Medieval Ladymass on May 11, 2010, and it is needless to say that I am excited! I desperately wish to see the quartet perform live. If you have not acquainted yourself with their angelic melodies, then you simply must click here without a moment's delay. Their recital derives its material from their CD's entitled An English Ladymass and A Lammas Ladymass. They are scheduled to appear March 11, 2010, and I hope to be in attendance at this concert.
- Soprano Sarah Coburn is also making a visit to Oklahoma City where she shall present a recital program entitled Baroque, Bel Canto, and Beyond, which sounds as if it shall have something for everyone in it. A particular specialty of hers is the bel canto repertoire, so that shall be a rare treat to us here in Oklahoma. This recital is offered by Canterbury Choral Society, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic accompanies Ms. Coburn. I have seen her before when she sang a recital courtesy of Civic Music Association, and even with only a piano providing the music of the afternoon, I was mesmerized by her diverse program; it should be noted that this was the year before she starred opposite Placido Domingo in Tan Dun's The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera. This takes place May 15, 2010.
- How could this list be complete without some mention of the Met's exciting upcoming season, and while last season may be said to surpass this one for Renee Fleming, I think Ms. Fleming's two operas billed this season are admirable followings for her previous three engagements, especially her turn as Rusalka. This season we have to our credit Renee Fleming in Der Rosenkavalier with Susan Graham as Oktavian and in Live in HD, and there is also the Met's premiere of Armida with Juan Diego Florez, Lawrence Brownlee, and Barry Banks along with three other tenors! This last opera is not on the broadcast roster, I do not believe, but it is in Live in HD.
- If I might continue with the Met's season, I also anticipate Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Florez in La Fille du Regiment. I must say that I was not jovial about all of their new productions, especially the retirement of Zeffirelli's Tosca, but some of them look rather nice in the limited stages in which I have seen them.
I am sure there is much more I could say about the next season, but I regret that the constraints of time do not allow me to do so at this time. Thank you for reading this humble, meager post of mine. I hope it has entertained and informed you more about our mutual liking of opera, and I pray that I do not bore you with my incessant ramblings. May God continue to bless all of you every day.