Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Spreadin' the News!

Well, the countdown is on! Just a few more days now till we head to NYC... I am very much looking forward to it, but there's so much to do before we go!! I've lined up my nephew and his wife to help mom at suppertime while I am away. Brad's dad is going to move in here to housesit and look after the hounds - so a big general clean-up would be in order, but we'll probably just take the top layer off!

I've made a couple of restaurant reservations: Dirt Candy and Aroma, and we'll wing the rest. The weather isn't looking so hot for the weekend, but what the heck... It will be NYC and not here!

And we're really looking forward to the opera, La Sonnambula, with Juan Diego Florez and Natalie Dessay.

Here are a few recent pics of Juan Diego:

And here's a clip of both Florez and Dessay from last year's La Fille du Régiment which we saw at a MET Live Broadcast at a local theatre. Bugs the heck out of me when the correspondent refers to it as "La File" du Régiment, not the correct La Fee (pronounciation-wise), you'd think he'd know better! I posted this before, but probably have some new readers now, so I hope you don't mind the repeat!

And here's a recent clip (stills) from the opera we will be seeing this weekend:


Mark in DE said...

Those restaurants look fabulous! If you happen to be around 9th Ave between 46th & 47th Streets, I'd highly recommend Basilica.

Have a great trip!!!

Jim said...

We love New York and all it has to offer. You two will have such a great time there.

We'll be doing the opposite of culture over the weekend, I suppose. We're going to Disneyland. Yeah! It's good to be just a little silly sometimes. And we love Disney.

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time in the Big Apple :)

Jeff said...

Thanks guys! And thanks for the heads up on Basilica, Mark! :)