Y’all! I’m onstage at the MET! Interestingly enough, I would never have imagined adding this to my particular list of accomplishments and certainly not goals when I first moved to NYC. That being said, I’m glad it made the list and has happened because there is nothing like staring out over 4000 people who collectively could solve our national debt while listening to a world-class conductor “strike up the band.”
The show is Tristan und Isolde, Wagner for those of you who aren’t as familiar. The music is lovely, dissonant, complex, and moving. The singers are…well they’re famous opera singers. They sound great. And the show is an incredible vision brought to us by Polish Director Mariusz Trelinski and his Assistant and Movement Director, Tomek Wygoda. Working with this man has been a dream. I have said it during many a conversation, but having Tomek in the room every day is like being paid to take a master class with one of the world’s greatest movement artists. His attention to detail and discipline is remarkable.
If you’d like to see this production in grand scale (which marks the opening of the 50th anniversary season of the Met at Lincoln Center) and become familiar with the work of the gentleman I mentioned above, visit the Met Website and purchase tickets.
Or…check out your local movie theaters to find out if they’ll be broadcasting the live HD simulcast on the afternoon of October 8th! Hope to see you in the seats!