Marion Chalat and Carolyn Starry have found a life-enriching way to spend these difficult pandemic months. They’ve been watching and listening to opera, and they’ve got quite a streak going. As of last week, they had seen 300 operas streamed by the Metropolitan Opera on a nightly basis.
“It has been a wonderful journey for us and our book reports are filled with facts and fun comments as we view some of the operas, with different casts, for the 4th or 5th time,” Carolyn told us.
On March 16, they will hit their 365th opera.
This week, there are several operas to see. Carolyn recommended Wednesday’s performance of Faust and Saturday’s performance of Rigoletto.
Verdi’s Falstaff (12/14/2013)
Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Jennifer Cano, Paolo Fanale, Ambrogio Maestri, and Franco Vassallo
Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer (3/10/2020)
Starring Anja Kampe, Mihoko Fujimura, Sergey Skorokhodov, David Portillo, Evgeny Nikitin, and Franz-Josef Selig,
Starring Diana Damrau, Oksana Volkova, Piotr Beczała, Željko Lučić, and Štefan Kocán, conducted by Michele Mariotti.