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  • Sempre liberal: True re. dramatic static. On the other hand, there is something indulgent in exploiting the... 9:53 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s another one. Listen to that trill! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=OI0T Sa1vKRU 9:23 PM
  • arepo: I adore the Maplesons. This one gave me goosebumps because I never heard it before. Thanks My Liege. 9:01 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Both “Dalla sua pace” and “Mi tradi” weren’t in the Prague edition.... 8:58 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Ivy, another nicely written review. Re “Il mio Tesoro” and “Mi tradi”... 8:50 PM
  • Will: For me, the same problem occurs in the second act of Magic Flute, as everyone wanders around looking... 8:33 PM
  • Krunoslav: Mac Neil was in 1979 better than he was to become but i can’t say I enjoyed or admired his... 8:28 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I also think the second act makes the characters kind of intolerable. As I said, the sudden... 7:44 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m so pleased I’m not alone in feeling that Act II of Don G goes badly off –... 7:22 PM
  • Gualtier M: Just a note about the Act II problems in “Don Giovanni” that Poison Ivy astutely... 7:16 PM

I’ve been working on the regie road

Remember, remember, the first of November, the Occupy regie and quiz! In fact, it required only a few hours of that fateful day for spiderman to identify the opera in question. It was indeed Verdi’s Macbeth, in a staging by Ivo van Hove for the Opéra de Lyon. Another puzzler, this one “period” in style, follows the jump.

36 comments

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Has anyone quessed War and Peace yet?

  • lucy brown says:

    Has someone set Dr. Zhivago to music? (And would that mean that the book no one ever finished became the movie through which no one ever stayed awake, and then the opera no one ever heard of?)