“Anna Bolena,” Donizetti’s melodious setting of Anne Boleyn’s last moments on earth, opened at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday in a new production featuring Anna Netrebko and two handsome Irish wolfhounds who helped us get through one very tedious scene.
A lot of perks come with being president. You’re whisked here and there so that your feet barely touch ground. Heads of state pay their respects. There’s no such thing as a dropped call. You have parties and someone else cleans up.