Capriccio - Metropolitan Opera, 7 April 2011
In spite of a few severely testing evenings, I have only ever fallen asleep at the opera twice. Once was about five years ago, mid-Rodelinda. The second was this one. The fact that both nights were at the Met and starred Renee Fleming perhaps speaks to the comfort of the Met seating and the soothing qualities of The Beautiful Voice (not to mention my overpacked NY schedule and lingering jetlag) more than the inherent tedium of the performances.