A Great Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera–Elina Garanca and Yonghoon Lee

Slated to hear Jonas Kaufmann do one of the two performances of Don Jose at the Metropolitan Opera he signed on to, we, like the other 4,000 Met audience members were disappointed to read in the Times that he was ill, but not disappointed enough not to go. And Carmen is a great piece and…

It’s Not Easy Having Fun

Let’s face it, living the good life is hard work but, well, somebody has to do it. On Monday, with a goal of buying two $20 senior tickets for the Met’s production of Wozzeck, I went down early, stood on line for an hour only to discover I had misread the instructions. I could NOT…