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  • phoenix: Good interpretation, but why don’t writers specify ‘broken̵ 7; or ‘shattere... 11:51 AM
  • phoenix: - Another possible meaning – glass is either concave or convex, depending on the angle you... 11:46 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Think of a broken glass – hard, sharp edge. So a voice with a hard, sharp edge is (IMO)... 11:36 AM
  • phoenix: Yes, I find the acoustics at Wiener Staatsoper a bit dry compared to Bayreuth – plus the... 11:29 AM
  • whiskey per tutti: Jorden used it in his review of Pagliacci, referring to Racette’s voice. I’m... 11:10 AM
  • phoenix: it all depends if the whiskey glass is covered with condensation or if it is clear – I... 10:59 AM
  • LT: Serves me right for not reading the article first. 10:54 AM
  • Bluebeard: Phoenix-I will say Merbeth’s Bayreuth Senta was excellent last year. Far from a beautiful... 10:46 AM
  • phoenix: I saw Popp sing Elsa, Eva and the Marschallin, toward the end of her career (and life). She was my... 10:42 AM
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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