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  • steveac10: Kind of silly. Based on her website she’s a comprimario with occasional gigs at ENO and... 11:59 PM
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  • steveac10: This isn’t even their only joint gig next season. They also have a Manon run in Dallas next... 10:10 PM
  • Poison Ivy: If everyone in the opera world refused to work with someone they had previously been intimate... 9:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Some people stay pals with their exes. They certainly seem to have decided to fulfill this... 9:07 PM
  • armerjacquino: 5hrs 21 mins, 2011. As an overweight 37 year old. Never again. 9:05 PM
  • mountmccabe: Yeah, that sounds amazing. 8:09 PM
  • lyrebird: Brilliant report. The dream thing with the genius that is Herheim is insistently apt. It is all a... 7:19 PM

forever and ewa

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The Gran Teatre del Liceu has posted 70 clips from a variety of their opera productions over the last decade or so. Great singing and improbable regie: who could ask for anything more?

11 comments

  • judycadanna says:

    It is a nice change to see Podles beautifully costumed as a lady, and it was beautifully sung, and obviously heartfelt-- but her thing of singing with eyes closed is annoying. Perhaps not a big deal in the house when you aren’t seeing closeups, but that kind of ‘in the moment’ stuff is for American Idol. On the other hand, perhaps she was told to do so by the crap director who thought it would be good for Sesto to distractingly clean his sword, as if a son would ignore such an outpouring of grief from his mother, as if a singer would ignore Podles while she is singing, as if the audience wants to have their focus stolen by some stage business put in by a director who is directing Handel even though he thinks Handel is so boring that not even Handel characters find it interesting… And that bit clutching the head was too stupid. So this is ‘Salome’ all of a sudden? Took me completely out of the moment and undermined all the work Madame had done up to that point. Fucking directors-- is there any wonder that Zeffirelli productions lumber on for 25 tired years? Whenever someone tells a lawyer joke, in my mind I replace lawyer with ‘director’.