07. November 2006 · Comments Off on Letterman and Barber · Categories: imported, Ramble

Opera buffs can get a sneak peak at the Met’s upcoming production of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (that’s “The Barber of Seville” for all of you barbarians) tomorrow on, of all places, “Late Show With David Letterman.”
It will be the first time Letterman, an opera fan, has had an opera production as his musical guest. The plan is to have six principal singers and a chorus of 12 with a 22 piece orchestra. The chorus and orchestra will be trimmed by half to fit on the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, but it will be the biggest musical production “Late Show” has staged.

“Barber” is perhaps one of opera’s most recognized works. It opens Friday at the Met, with six performances through Nov. 27.

So see and hear those top dogs hoot and howl (or sing) on Letterman. Than come hear and see the whole darn thing when we open here in San José on November 18.

I begin Opera San José rehearsals tomorrow afternoon. Cool, eh?

I did. Last night. While sitting on my couch. (I turned in the absentee ballot today, though, live and in person.) It’s not too late for West Coast folks to vote. Go do it. 🙂

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