Anyone that knows opera, and even those that don’t, have a sense of the tragedy that surrounds the stories. Though recently real misfortune has hit at the Metropolitan Opera.
I wonder if there is some sort of taboo on certain productions. The Mets’ run of Tristian and Isolde has been fraught with problems. From the illness of the first choice, Ben Heppner, then the poor performance of his replacement John Mac Master, and finally the other night’s nasty fall of Gary Lehman.
The again the actual tale of Tristan and Isolde is horrible tragic. But as one of my professor says, “three times a trend.”