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More Anna Netrebko, and all that means, tomorrow at 10 AM EDT, cher public, as the Salzburg Festival production of Il trovatore is webcast over medici.tv. (That Domingo fellow is slated to appear as well.) Naturally there will be a chat in La Casa della Cieca!

  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin

    Due to an acute infection of the bladder and respiratory tract and very high fever, Plácido Domingo has been forced to withdraw from the performances of IL TROVATORE on August 18, 21 and 24, 2014. Artur Rucinski will perform the role of Conte di Luna in his place.

    • ML

      Aha!

    • “”Due to chronic organic syndromes, toxic or hypertense, involving the eye, the ear, the nose, and the throat”

      • Feldmarschallin

        He should have retired years ago.

      • manou

        In other words -- Placido’s lament.

        • La Valkyrietta

          I guess he got tired of figuring where the streptococci lurks.

          • I think his respiratory problems are called “having 73 year old lungs.”

            • Buster

              Does not bother her:

    • -Ed.

      Dang! No respiratory problem here.

  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin

    HOWEVER: Check out the Kurwenal in this cast on Thursday night (I will be there):

    Richard Wagner • Projekt Tristan und Isolde

    Vorspiel, 2. Aufzug und Isoldes Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde

    Daniel Barenboim, Musikalische Leitung

    Waltraud Meier, Isolde
    Ekaterina Gubanova, Brangäne
    Peter Seiffert, Tristan
    René Pape, König Marke
    Plácido Domingo, Kurwenal
    Stephan Rügamer, Melot

    West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

    • Buster

      They hired him to sing three words -- funny!

      • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin

        “Rette dich, Tristan!” I wonder if the will have to transpose them down…

        Nasty rumor going around Bayreuth: the 2018 “Lohengrin” will (most likely) have Netrebko and (possibly) Alagna, and people are suggesting Domingo as Telramund and Waltraud Meier as Ortrud!

        • Buster

          Wow -- I am hearing Meier as Ortrud in Wiesbaden next year, with Vogt and Barbara Haveman. Nikitin as Telramund, I believe.