Che gelida manina, Met Opera 04/05/2014

Oh, I just love Vittorio Grigolo’s italianate singing and passionate acting! As gorgeous as this sounds, there is nothing like hearing it live. There’s a brilliant resonance in the house that’s just gorgeous. He’s everything a Rodolfo should be.

Soprano debuts in 2 Met Opera roles within day

Soprano debuts in 2 Met Opera roles within day

In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Vittorio Grigolo portrays Rodolfo with Kristine Opolais as Mimi in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcast of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Saturday, April 5, 2014 in New York. Opolais made Metropolitan Opera history Saturday, stepping in for an ailing soprano to make her second company role debut in a span of 24 hours. On Friday night, Opolais sang Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl)

Kristine Opolais, Howard Watkins

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Met Opera Werther 2014 Final Scene

Met Opera Werther 2014 Final Scene

I love The Met and the internets. Here’s the final scene I was whining about.

I also think I’ve found Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay. There’s an extra passing tone, but a sequence of it begins at 10:00 with the clarinet.

Evidently, the similarity has been noted before:

Ta-ra-ra