Cher Public

  • Bluebeard: PCally, Guleghina was a superb Lisa for a long time, though I’d imagine the Met revival must have been bumpy in every... 5:44 PM
  • PCally: She probably would have been terrifying. Even though she was literally voiceless, Silja was mesmerizing in Vienna. 5:43 PM
  • Will: Vishnevskaya died four years ago in her mid-80s. I wonder if anybody at the MET ever considered inviting her to do the Old Countess.... 5:40 PM
  • PCally: Bill-I imagine that Benackova was quite fine in the role and that Stratas was compelling, though truth be told I’ve never... 5:36 PM
  • Cicciabella: Coincidentally, I’m watching this Pique Dame from the Liceu. So far the overture does not bode well, but Emily Magee is... 5:13 PM
  • Bill: P Cally – Benackova was a wonderful sounding Lisa. I first heard the opera at the Met with Stratas and Felicia Weathers and... 5:09 PM
  • Edward George: Here is Michael Volpe’s latest video in which he persuades some friends to try opera for the first time:... 5:07 PM
  • armerjacquino: CK wasn’t saying that the singers themselves were in any way worthy of ridicule. You must have been here long enough... 4:57 PM

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

  • 21
    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.

  • 22
    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 ….

  • 24
    Sir Ferris says:

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

  • 25
    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.

    • 25.1
      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.