There Is Hope
I am cheered to read that early in the new year the Folger Consort will perform Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers at Washington's National Cathedral; that the early music ensemble Sequentia will reprise its stunning Ping Chong-directed production of the Reingold Curse at the Library of Congress; and that -- later in the winter -- the Mariinsky Opera Theater of Saint Petersburg will be bringing four concert opera evenings -- Musorgsky, Borodin, Chaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov -- as well as a staged production of Prokofiev's War and Peace to the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Happy Holidays to my faithful readers... And peace on earth.
Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral. Copyright (c) American Institute of Architects.