… and yours truly was sleeping. Quite. I realised just as I was about to get dressed to go out
today yesterday and was thinking about Bejun Mehta. The good news is there were still affordable tickets to the old Mitridate production and to the JPYA show. The bad news is all the Kaufmann Otello tickets were gone. ALL. Like, boohoo.
Ok, boohoo is a bit of an exaggeration 😉 but they were all gone, not just the cheap ones. So were most of the second cast tickets. If you remember Roschmann is singing Desdemona with Kunde et Co. I managed to find a £68 ticket on the last night but then I thought £68 for an opera I don’t like where the soprano has 1 sorta aria in act 7? So my act of generosity today was to leave that £68 ticket to somebody who actually likes late Verdi.
Instead I bought a ticket to this interesting looking thing, Woman at Point Zero, because without Otello I had some change burning in my pocket and it’s good to put that towards broadening the horizons.
ps: if you’re wondering where are the writeups to the last few Handels I saw – they are coming! Stuck on the slow train, but they’re on their way.
This year it opened at 8am and it went very smooth for me (done in 10min). I got tickets to Don Giovanni (specifically to see Roschmann as Donna Elvira), Guillaume Tell (though I’m bracing myself for what Michieletto has in mind), JPYA Summer performance since I liked what I saw last year and the Operalia final out of curiosity as to who are considered the next big things these days. I shall be casting my vote for the audience prize 😀