Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko and Nathan Gunn will perform at a Sept. 16 tribute to Beverly Sills at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Met music director James Levine will play the piano, and speakers will include Placido Domingo, Henry Kissinger, Carol Burnett and Barbara Walters.
We hope la Netrebka shows up, but Dessay alone is worth listening to (and by the way, how excited are you by her imminent Lucia on Sept. 16?). And our dear sweet Jimbo will play the piano, so it's all good. Among the speakers, bafflingly, Sills's buddy Henry Kissinger; who of course, never heard Sills perform (because he was too busy smiling gratefully whenever Richard Nixon called him "my Jew boy" to his face), but he really really liked Sills anyway.