I have just returned from the live transmission from the Met of Lucia. It was a very good evening although I was sooooooooo disappointed my Rolando was not singing - the replacement tenor was very good but not Rolando. Anna looked a wee bit fat - the costumes for the production did not suit her and as you know she has gained a little weight having Tiago. Mostly she sang very well but still not as good as before - maybe she is missing her Rolando - certainly the spark was missing from her duets with Edgardo. The audience at the Met gave her a huge ovation - which she did deserve. I am now worried if we will ever hear them together again on stage - I am beginning to believe there is some kind of friction between them. I think Rolando's cold was an excuse and there must be a reason for his cancellation to sing with her in July - I have heard him sing in Russian - we must wait and hear what others think. I have come home tonight and am playing Traviatta with Rolando and Anna - just to keep up my faith in them singing together beautifully with such passion and fun.
Thanks to Maureen for her report ! =)
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