Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Romance at the Met?

Email from the Met offers the following choices for their Connect at the Met program (singles, meet other singles!):
  • Die Zauberflöte, if you're in your twenties or thirties

  • Iphigénie en Tauride, if you're in your forties and up

  • Le Nozze di Figaro, if you're gay or lesbian
I guess splitting people up like that made sense to someone, but, gosh, why do those not designated gay get split up by age and those designated gay or lesbian get lumped together regardless of age?

Also, I note, as one of the over-40s, that Iphigénie is not an opera that encourages romantic feelings.


winpal said...

Reminds me of the glossy marketing brochure from SFO a couple years ago when they launched their Rainbow Series and described Rosenkavalier as an opera "beloved by lesbians everywhere."

Lisa Hirsch said...

I remember that! Well, I suppose it is, maybe.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to figure this out. Hosenrolle?

Maury D'annato said...

Listen, last year the gay & lesbian mixer was Jenufa. They don't seem to be hitting the Valentine's Day classics!

Lisa Hirsch said...

Now there's an opera to put you off romantic love forever.