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  • umangialaio: Feldmarschallin, where art thou? Searching words for ineffable Harteros? U 5:00 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: This is exactly what they did. Keenlyside attempted to sing Act II, but conked... 4:01 AM
  • Buster: Thanks Camille, to you too! The (renovated) opera house in Liege is beautiful. Lots of elderly... 12:33 AM
  • Buster: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=VJSp 9mYT9GM 12:11 AM
  • zinka: The old standing line was a “life unto itself.” I just cannot figure out why,wearing a... 11:59 PM
  • peter: Kennlyside’s understudy sang the dress rehearsal. They probably just plugged in footage from it. 10:38 PM
  • Camille: Many happy returns to Maestro Tilson Thomas, whom I remember from the late sixties(!) onward, and... 10:32 PM
  • aulus agerius: Correction: Keenlyside in the first act and someone else after that. 10:08 PM
  • aulus agerius: I don’t see any debacle. All I see is a different Rigoletto in the first two acts from... 10:06 PM
  • antikitschychick: “The more you talk the less I have to…” “vat is the genesis? I dont... 9:52 PM

Don’t drop the Regie

Our most recent Regie quiz yielded lots of guesses from the cher public, many of them very clever indeed. But—perhaps understandably—nobody hit on the right answer, which is Handel’s Deidamia, as directed for De Nederlandse Opera by your occasional fellow parterrian David Alden. There’s a trailer for this extravagant show, plus the next Regie quiz, after the jump.

And now, cher public, can you name this opera?

30 comments

  • Cocky Kurwenal says:

    Screams Macbeth to me, but that’s probably too obvious.

  • manou says:

    Illumination! It is Simon Boccanegra. The regisseur confuses dog with doge, and mayhem ensues.

    In the last picture he goes the whole hog (or dog) and decides everything should be black -- not just the bocca.

  • Ilka Saro says:

    It’s Walküre.

    1. Sieglinde is applying her face mask before going to bed. Hunding asks for his good night drink.

    2. Siegmund and Hunding duke it out, surrounded by Valkyries, and some other shirtless extras, as stipulated by the chorus union.

    3. Brünhild uses her best tricks to calm Wotan, but he ain’t buyin’ it.

  • brunettino says:

    Regie South Pacific, since Europe (and Germany) does more Amerikanische musicals in their rep seasons, right?

    1] Haare Waschen Szene, with Nellie and the representation of her suppressed Id of desires for Emile

    2] Nichts wie eine Dame

    3] Bali Hai, with the entire Pacific reduced to the size of a bathtub of water because of the nuclear Apocalypse, (the one that ended Act 1, of course)

  • Clearly Tannhauser