Saturday, June 02, 2007

Don Giovanni Cast Change at SF Opera

Hope Briggs got bounced from San Francisco Opera's new Don Giovanni production, which opens tomorrow night. (She's still on the cast list, but has been replaced by Elza van den Heever.) The Berkeley Daily Planet has some strong words in response.

All I can tell you is that I heard that everyone, including Briggs, was first-rate at the Wednesday rehearsal, and that she was splendid as the Duchess of Parma in Doktor Faustus three years ago.



sfmike said...

So, what did you think of last night's performance? I'm quite curious.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I'm reviewing it for SFCV, so I am going to limit my comments today to:

Mariusz Kwecien: hot hot hot.

sfmike said...

But Lisa, the outrageously sexy Mariusz plays Don Giovanni, The Bad Guy who is justifiably dragged down to hell, where he's probably going to have to listen to Gordon Getty's "Plump Jack" opera for all eternity. (Sorry, but after visiting the SFCV site, I couldn't resist.)

Lisa Hirsch said...

Um. Email me and I'll have something to say about that.