the audience at the Met gave Matthew Polenzani tenor the most sustained ovation i have heard since Juan Diego Flores hit 3 (or was it 4) high Cs. he was good a being the mopping lovesick bumpkin.
Anna Netrebko was lively as always and in excellent voice. the peddler of L'elisir was hilarious and also sang well...and then there as Mariusz Kwiecien in a part perfect for his skills as a lecher.
a very enjoyable if very silly opera.
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