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  • "And where is the opera about the Everglades being overrun by Burmese pythons???..." - Krunoslav
  • "I agree this opera is a masterpiece. I’ve watched this opera five times, both..." - danpatter
  • "For those curious about the opera, the complete performance can..." - Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin
  • "I heard Di Giacomo as the soprano soloist in Beethoven IX. at..." - Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin
  • "You forgot to mention our problematic immigration policy and then you forgot to..." - laddie
  • "I first heard DiGiacomo in 2006 as an excellent Fiordiligi at NYCOpera and the..." - Hippolyte
  • "Even if someone did write you an opera about the US’ shocking infant mortality..." - ianw2
  • "Wagner also sang Ariadne several years ago at the COC when Adrienne Pieczonka was..." - kashania

On the Regie again

Indeed those were Cretan windmills seen in the most recent Regie quiz, and once that fact was established, manou and MontyNostry quickly closed the case: the opera is indeed Idomeneo, as performed at the Tiroler Landestheater in a production by Peer Boysen. You’ll find more to puzzle over after the jump.

What work is this, cher public?

40 comments

  • operacat says:

    ANDREA CHENIER
    1. Act One — “Un di all’azzurro” — the trailer metamorphises from the party to illustrate Chenier’s sympathy for poorer folk (this is a subtle production). . . Gerard’s mother and the others soon after come out of the trailer
    2. Act Three — “Nemico della Patria”… with the jurors behind
    3. Act Two — “Ora soave, sublime ora d’amore!”. This staging is repeated in Act Four --”Vicino a te” except there they are not interrupted so they get totally naked.

  • ipomoea says:

    Thank you so much for this, Kruno. It may not be the right choice, but it’s so durn funny….would love to see that gator farm act I ….

  • Sir Ferris says:

    Duke Bluebeard’s Trailer (including a scene that opens it up, showing us what’s behind door #2).

  • BillysBuddy says:

    It has an inchoate Parsifal vibe to me, maybe because the sickly gent in #2 seems to be favoring a wound in his right side.

    • BillysBuddy says:

      But, upon further consideration, Götterdämmerung: Siegfried after his Winnebago-am-Rheinreise; Siegfried welcomed to the Gibichung hall; Gutrune and Siegfried get it awn.