Great minds

La Cieca has heard from two independent sources who attended today’s dress rehearsal of Il trittico at the Met, and the word they both use to describe the show is “wonderful.” Production values are lavish yet true to the works, the singing is never less than “very fine” and the orchestra under Maestro Levine sounds “superb.” Highest praise went to Maria Guleghina (Giorgietta) and Stephanie Blythe (all three leading mezzo roles, but especially La Zia Principessa). Friday night will likely be a long evening (the rehearsal ran four hours), but the buzz so far is that Il trittico will be “the highlight of the season.”

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