Tuesday, February 12, 2008

No birth opera for you

Everybody has been having fun searching the Met Opera database for the performance on their birthday. Everyone but me, that is. I find that the Met didn't perform any operas between June 28 and December 29 in 1969, skipping my birthday of November 11. The closer one was Aida with Leontyne Price, so that is pretty cool, but still. Not the same. Can anyone knowledgeable in operatic things tell me why there was such a late season opening?

4 comments:

Kyle said...

According to the Times, there were disagreements with the union over the musician's contracts.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Your natal opera appears to have been La Cenerentola at San Francisco Opera, with Teresa Berganza in the title role.

Scott said...

Having just watched Cinderella leave her Prince Charming in Into the Woods, I'm not overly pleased at that choice. But thanks for letting me know, Lisa!

Kyle, thanks for the research.

Lisa Hirsch said...

If Covent Garden had an online archive, I'd suggest trying there!