Thursday, March 1, 2012

A new Leporello

Kyle Ketelsen stole the show as Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera last night. A resonantly beautiful baritone and an arresting stage presence. Such a pleasure to listen and watch. I can't wait to see him in Billy Budd in May.

The rest of the cast was good too, with Gerald Finley emphasizing the sadistic side of the title character. The orchestra led by Andrew Davis was very fine.

As for the new production, well, let's just say it was a nice change of pace from Siegfried and Götterdämmerung earlier this season.

Conductor: Andrew Davis
Donna Anna: Marina Rebeka
Donna Elvira: Ellie Dehn
Zerlina: Isabel Leonard
Don Ottavio: Matthew Polenzani
Don Giovanni: Gerald Finley
Leporello: Kyle Ketelsen
Masetto: Shenyang
The Commendatore: James Morris

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