They’re doing Figaro in LA in May, with Röschmann as the countess, and since I was going to be in the neighborhood anyhow, I fully intended to buy tickets. In fact, I intended to buy tickets today, the day that individual tickets (rather than season subscriptions) went on sale. But what do you know – the damn season subscribers bought all the tickets, for all five performances! AAAAGGGGHH. I’m disappointed. I’ve never had trouble getting opera tickets before, even for big names at the Met or elsewhere. But the lady I talked to on the phone said that people often cancel later on, so I should call back early next May to see if anything has turned up. So. Not the end of the world. Besides, I have tickets to hear Röschmann in December when I go to Berlin, and I just bought my ticket to hear her in recital in New York in January. So I think I’ll get my fix.
But seriously. GOD DAMMIT.
[Addendum: it appears that La Röschmann will grace the stage of Avery Fisher Hall in New York the week of March 15 which is . . . the week my university has spring break, and since I always spend spring break near New York with the other half – bonus! I guess you lose some, and then you win some.]