Slipped Disc’s newly-engaged opera watcher, Elizabeth Frayer, has been back at the Met to see L’Elisir and found herself wondering, as many do, whether certain parts of the stage are discreetly amplified. The Met has repeatedly denied that it mikes singers, but rumours persist and the public keeps coming back with complaints.
What Elizabeth also spotted was that people sitting to left and right of front row center Dress Circle get blinded by stage spotlights. They pay $200 for that privilege. Probably they don’t choose those seats twice.
Read Elizabeth here. On, the ‘newly-engaged’?
Admire her gorgeous engagement photo to – lucky man – Shawn Milnes.