Troyens

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Iolanta, not Iolanthe

From the Met:
Ilya Bannik will make his Met debut as King René in Thursday’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta,replacing Alexei Tanovitski, who is ill.
The originally scheduled premiere of Iolanta was canceled as a result of yesterday’s city-wide ban on road travel and the shutdown of public transportation due to adverse weather conditions. This Thursday’s performance will now be the Met premiere of Iolanta, which will be presented in a double bill with Bartók’sBluebeard’s Castle.
[Nota bene: You can see this double bill in HD broadcast on February 14. Bluebeard is, I'm sure, the perfect Valentine's Day opera.]

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