Headshot of La Cieca

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  • toitoitoi: …..really? 7:43 PM
  • ML: He needs to get out of Budapest, and I would be happy if both were handcuffed to lampposts on... 7:42 PM
  • La Cieca: The business about the orchestra being a whole tone lower is a complete canard, of course. Scheiber... 7:40 PM
  • ML: Clita, while you were out, the same (climbing) source of trouble also took a shot at Camille, who was... 7:34 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: If Callas has become an orthodoxy Monty, and I think you are correct, then yes, I believe... 7:32 PM
  • ML: No, not Astrid. They mean someone more recent. 7:25 PM
  • ML: “him” being Bretz, and sorry to ramble. 7:20 PM
  • Bill: Sorry, correction – I’ve seen Gabor Bretz in numerous roles, but in Wagner only as Kothner.... 7:17 PM
  • ML: I believe the role needs a young voice, meaning one in great condition. Ditto the Rheingold Wotan. The... 7:14 PM
  • MontyNostry: “Hat Er schon seine Bohnen gegessen, Wozzeck?” 6:41 PM

Uh, no, they’re saying “Boo-runnhilde, Boo-runnhilde”

If the Frank Castorf production of the Ring at Bayreuth accomplished nothing else, it will be the popularization in classical music circles of the term “boovation.”

” It went on for nearly 10 minutes, by my watch, because Mr. Castorf, 62, who has been running the Volksbühne (People’s Theater) of Berlin since 1992, stood steadfast on stage, his arms folded stiffly, he sometimes jabbed a finger at the audience,essentially defying the crowd to keep it coming.” [New York Times]

121 comments

  • cosmodimontevergine says:

    I’d be willing to give Castorf the benefit of the doubt with the Ring until I see it myself. I’ve seen some long, tortured shows at the Volkbuehne whose only giustification seemed the director testing the bladder control of the audience