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quarta-feira, setembro 26, 2007

Music Review

A Grand Opening at the Opera

Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

"Lucia di Lammermoor": The Metropolitan Opera opened the 2007-8 season with this production, which stars the soprano Natalie Dessay in the title role of the tragic, maddened heroine.

Published: September 26, 2007

The soprano Natalie Dessay must thrive under pressure. Singing the touchstone title role of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” in a new production to open the Metropolitan Opera’s season on Monday night would have been enough to contend with. But Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, believes in presenting opera as a total theatrical package, which includes, when he has the right star in the right show, a promotional campaign that a Broadway mogul like Rocco Landesman would envy. For weeks Ms. Dessay’s picture has been posted, it has seemed, on half the subway stops and buses in New York.

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