First, Olga Borodina and Eldar Abdrazakov.
Then, Joyce DiDonato and Eric Owens.
Then, Renee Fleming (coming up in December) , not a duo recital, but still is a recital .
Today, I purchased a ticket for Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sondra Radvanovsky’ s duo recital at WPAS, in Kennedy Center, on Monday, March 29th, 2009.
Finally, it looks like it’s actually going to happen, but hold on - you have to read this!
With Dmitri I have some bad luck or something. Literally, every time he comes to the Metropolitan Area, which is almost every year, something prevents me from seeing him.
One time I could not see him, because I was at… my own wedding. Another time I was out of the country, vacationing in…Canada.
One time he even came to Baltimore, but of course – out of all year that was the day, when my husband and I were out of town, at a skiing resort.
Needless to say, I check Dmitri’s website every once in a while, to make sure that I know when he is in the area next time. So this year I looked at his schedule and…just my luck! His Kennedy Center all-Verdi recital is scheduled for March 27th, 2010. Nope, can’t make it again this year – March 27th is my husband’s birthday.
Let’s get real. Yes, my husband goes to the opera with me. Sometimes. But -his favorite thing about the opera is ( I think) me in the opera, all dressed up and glowing.
Seriously, I could not ask him for a sacrifice like that. So, I told myself, no Dmitri again this year.
But the blog worm in me never gave up. And searched. And found.
Dmitri’s website is wrong. His All-Verdi Recital is scheduled for Monday, March 29th at 8 p.m.
I knew there and then I am getting through. March 29th is my opera day. I can’t tell you how many times I have been to the opera on March 29th. Don’t know why. Did not plan for it. Every time it was just a coincidence. Hei-hei, no connection with Stephen King’s numerological insanities here, OK?
Back I rushed to the Kennedy Center website….Tickets are sold out! Ok, what else is new?
But the blog worm in me never gave up. And searched. And found .
There is a way to get that ticket.
You have to become a subscriber and buy a ticket for 2 more performances out of the suggested list, which is not bad at all, considering they have Joshua Bell and Ricardo Mutti there. But those guys are really expensive, plus I have no desire to spend the spring in DC: I have a little one at home.
So I kept searching. And found. Two performances at $12.00 per ticket. Got one of each and one for Dmitry. Orchestra Prime. The best seat. All-Verdi Recital. Jealous yet? I am. Of myself.