Thanks to La Cieca's gentle reminder, this unashamed Opera Nerd stayed in last night and caught the condensed/bastardized version of Mozart/Schkikaneder's Die Zauberflöte at the MET, as part of PBS's "Great Performances at the MET" series. Opera Chic saw this live in NYC during it's inaugural run (albeit in the original German-language), and forgot what a delight it was...with Julie "Lion King" Taymor's direction of giant puppet-bears, floating feasts, skeletal birds, and a boom-box glockenspiel.
High def screenshots were taken (this time on the inferior panel of an LCD) of Nathan Gunn's hammy (but gorgeous) face, Morris Robinson's latex breasts, and Isabel Bayrakdarian's pancaked face. And Rene Pape. Thank you Toll [house cookie] Brothers!!
A few screenshots for now (and much more later), as Opera Chic has a full day of musical adventures awaiting, and therefore must jump!