(Peter Stein's Macbeth from Salzburger Festspiele, credit Silvia Lelli)
While OC's opera-loving NYC friends anticipate September for the American opera launch season, we play by different rules in Italy. Or we take things a little slower. The cold, early-winter weather brings the openings of the Italian opera houses (well, most of them anyway) nicely aligning with the holiday season (we're pragmatists at heart). For OC's latest piece for her Stasera Esco column, she picked her top 5 Italian opera season opening nights for 2011/12 (including the post-dated Peter Stein Macbeth that opened Opera dell'Teatro di Roma on Sunday night). Frankly, it was hard to narrow it all down, but this is where we'd be if we could be everywhere.
Read all about it here! If your Italian's rusty, well, c'mon, this you can figure out.