Classical
9:23 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Netrebko's "Elisir" Live from the Met @Noon

Flu kept Russian mega-diva Anna Netrebko from opening the Met's "Elixir of Love" earlier this month - but she's back, and, says the New York Times, she's "right in the zone, singing with plushness, brilliance and spontaneity. She truly inhabited the role of Adina." And Netrebko's ex, bass-baritone Erwin Schrott, "stole every scene he was in" as the quack doctor who tries to peddle snake oil in her little town. Said the Times, "there was no hint of awkwardness in their stage relationship." But don't take the Times' word for it - hear tomorrow's show for yourself Saturday at noon on IPRClassical.

Erwin Schrott as Dulcamara and Anna Netrebko as Adina in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” at the Met
Erwin Schrott as Dulcamara and Anna Netrebko as Adina in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” at the Met
Credit Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera