The Met’s broadcast season is now well underway, and I have finally managed to get through one of their operas without getting too strong a headache to write about it afterwards(happening way too much to me at the movies lately; I had one after Skyfall too), but there’s really not much to say about La Clamenza di Tito.
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These days when opera productions get talked about, it usually involves them doing something new: setting an opera in an unusual place, having Scarpia smooch the Virgin Mary, bringing in a silly rotating machine of planks that nonetheless looks pretty when things are projected onto it. These days, doing something traditional is considered unusual. Or maybe not, since the Met’s done it twice in the operas they’ve broadcasted this fall, complete with the conductor playing continuo on the harpsichord.