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  • Milady DeWinter: The new Barnes is, imo, very beautiful and happily just down the street from me. The Parkway looks more Champs Elysees... 10:40 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: The Maskenball Amelia is one of the heaviest of the Verdi roles. She is a lyric soprano and not even a big lyric.... 10:25 AM
  • la vociaccia: Should have said *slightly* more creditable; this reviewer is still quite clumsy describing the singing. But it is a... 10:24 AM
  • la vociaccia: Here’s a (more) creditable source reviewing the Traviata on http://www.philly. com/philly/ente... 10:22 AM
  • NPW-Paris: 600 euros for a secondhand dress… 10:12 AM
  • Lady Abbado: I love her Morro…maybe at least a studio recording of Un ballo… httpv://www.youtub xTBgSlI 10:12 AM
  • Porgy Amor: the Renée Fleming Rusalka (with the whole final scene fixed, including Renée’s wig mishap and poor Piotr’s missed high C)... 10:08 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well when she sang Traviata here she hated the dress so Bachler told her to look through the Fundus to find something she... 9:58 AM

Today’s secret word is Regie

Perhaps La Cieca did not quite play fair with you on the most recent Regie quiz, cher public, because the work depicted is a relatively new one, from 2007 in fact. It’s Die Schatzinsel, an “Abenteueroper” by Frank Schwemmer and Michael Frowin presented by the Opernhaus Zürich. The production is by Nadja Loschky.   Take a look at the trailer for this arrrrguably obscure piece, and after that the next Regie quiz, after the jump.  

Now, cher public, what’s up with this production? Remember, if you recognize the staging, hush while others make their educated guesses!


  • MacBettyBoop says:

    Easy -- Turandot

    1. The Princess and Liu have a tug-of-war over Calaf.

    2. Ping and Pang waiting for Pong to tuck them in.

    3. The Emperor impresses the court with a few tricks while Turandot gets ready for her entrance.

  • Nerva Nelli says:

    Another BETLY!!!

  • La Valkyrietta says:

    I Pagliacci?

    Even if I’m wrong, these photos make me presso dal delirio. :)

  • m. croche says:


    1) Clorinda/Tisbe + Don Magnifico
    2) Dandini/Ramiro = but which is which?
    3) Alidoro -- Vasto teatro e il mondo

  • Dave Yaney says:

    Has anybody guessed Zauberflote yet?

    1. The three ladies
    2. Papageno foils Monostatos and slaves
    3. Sarastro, or, Queen of the Night

  • Giasone says:

    The Rake’s Progress?

  • DharmaBray says:

    Ahh I just saw this on Monday night and it was as fabulous a new production as the pictures indicate but alas I will have to stay stumm.