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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