Tag Archive for Mary Zimmerman

Mar. 19 Met (Live): Lucia di Lammermoor

The Met’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ a vocal, though not dramatic, triumph

Mary Zimmerman’s still-fresh production is made fresher still by Shagimuratova’s glimmering voice, but the acting disappoints

By David Abrams

There’s lots of life left in Mary Zimmerman’s handsomely staged and remarkably fresh Metropolitan Opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor, which debuted in 2007 with Natalie Dessay in the title role and has been reprised here several times since.

There’s lots of life, too, in the voice of Albina Shagimuratova — the title character in the company’s 2015 reprisal that opened March 16…

May 1 Met simulcast: Armida

Met’s ‘Armida:’ Several stratospheric tenors, one down-to-earth soprano

Peter Gelb serves up an obscure Rossini cocktail to showcase Renée Fleming, but winds up leaving his customers thirsty for something better

By David Rubin

Three operas kept diverting my attention as I watched the matinee performance of Rossini’s Armida…