Cher Public

Le sigh

Prepare to swoon, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsopera presents yet another of their hunk-o-rama webcasts, Eugene Onegin, starring Simon Keenlyside and Pavol Breslik.

The live performance of the controversial “Brokeback” production of Tchaikovsky’s opera directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski will be webcast on Saturday, March 24 at 19:00 Munich time (2:00 PM EDT.)

Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko sings Tatiana and the Bavarian State orchestra will be led by young Finish conductor Pietari Inkinen. The webcast will transmit directly from the Bayerische Staatsoper’s website.

  • DonCarloFanatic

    I kept falling asleep watching Onegin today and missed some of the action that presumably explained Onegin’s motivation and Lenski’s. And was Onegin hitting on Tatiana at the end only because he sees her as his last hope to live the straight life? Is he sincere here, or confused, or in love? The final line of the opera has been translated sometimes to suggest Onegin is more humiliated than broken-hearted. His last action in this production suggests the same. So what was all that begging on his knees about?

    Anybody want to recap and interpret?

  • From Intermezzo today regarding Glyndebourne free/live streams this summer:

    The Cunning Little Vixen, Le Nozze di Figaro and the double bill of L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges will all be streamed live. The Fairy Queen and La Cenerentola are to be recorded and broadcast later. The only production from this year’s Festival that won’t be shown is La bohème (a David McVicar revival).

    • oedipe

      That’s too bad about La Bohème, I find. It has a very up-and-coming young cast that I would be quite interested in seeing (but can’t afford the expense and hassle of Glyndebourne live):

      Rodolfo: David Lomeli
      Mimì: Ekaterina Scherbachenko
      Marcello: Andrei Bondarenko
      Musetta: Irina Iordachescu

      Can’t they be swayed to include it too?

      • armerjacquino

        Agreed. It’s a wonderful production, and that’s a very interesting cast- Glyndebourne goes to Cardiff!

      • brooklynpunk

        Speaking of David Lomeli..( whom I saw last in as a WONDERFUL Nemerino, at NYCO, last season…)….


      • oedipe

        Would it make a difference if many people write to ask them to record this Bohème, even if they don’t broadcast it live? I don’t know much about the way the Glyndebourne management functions.

        • MontyNostry

          Maybe Danielle Christie would like to sing in it. That would change the dynamics a little. She could manage Musetta in a small house.

          • oedipe

            Well, I would prefer hearing/seeing the Musetta they’ve scheduled.