Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera
The New York Times, October 27, 2008
A day late in posting this one, thanks to a nasty cold that kept me bed-bound most of the day yesterday. Said ailment also cost me my attendance at a luncheon with New York Philharmonic music director-designate Alan Gilbert, in which it was announced at long last that Magnus Lindberg is to be the orchestra's composer-in-residence for the next two seasons. Alex Ross broke the news yesterday; Dan Wakin has more exciting details today. My sole consolation, I suppose, is that I wasn't the source of any nasty bugs that might prevent Gilbert from finishing his tour of duty in Doctor Atomic at the Met.