Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lies, Damned Lies, and Publicity

The Met PR machine rolls on: I have in hand a press release for the upcoming Ring HD broadcasts calling it a "cutting-edge production" and a "landmark production."

Noooooo. It's a conservative, traditional, production with some projections and an expensive, noisy, unit set.

 And Robert Lepage is called a "visionary." Noooo. Or if he is, he's not showing his vision very well.


Kyle L said...

I'm shocked that the guy keeps getting work. He's slated to direct The Tempest next season at the Met--which tempered my excitement upon hearing they were doing The Tempest.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Indeed - lots of eye-rolling for me over the Tempest, dammit.

Brian said...

And then he's purportedly slated to direct the rumored Met premiere of St. Francois d'Assise. Whey will it end?