Cher Public

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Sängerkrieg!

“Heinrich, come on over for dinner! / We’ll be so glad to see you! / Heinrich, come on over for dinner! / Just be the three of us, / Only the three of us! / We love you!” 

(Note the Leontyne Price lookalike contest at 1:29!)

  • JR

    The lookalike contest was rude and unnecessary.

    • southerndoc1

      Turban jokes are always necessary.

  • Bill

    Koeln used to be one of Germany’s major opera houses with
    major singers and interesting productions -- I have noticed
    in the last years that, for the most part, it has not kept up with
    Dresden, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart in booking well known singers -- perhaps funding was cut -- fewer operas are
    performed per season. The chorus in this Tannhaeuser
    production sounds to be outstanding in any case.

    • Longtimelurker

      Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that the Koeln opera House is now undergoing long term renovations and the company is performing in temporary quarters?

  • QuantoPainyFakor

    The audio recording of the performance in Berlin sounds hideous!

  • David in Tucson

    That blue collar looks like something a cat of ours had after she was spayed.