What looks to be a very provocative production of Die Frau ohne Schatten (directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski) is the next STAATSOPER.TV presentation from the Bayerische Staatsoper. And judging by the trailer (after the jump) the musical side of the project is in firm hands as well, thanks to conductor Kirill Petrenko. Read more »
What other company indeed but the Bayerische Staatsoper would commission David LaChapelle to photograph Diana Damrau for their portrait gallery?
We waited eagerly to hear the Munich-born Jonas Kaufmann make his role debut as Manrico at the Bavarian State Opera as well the German-Greek soprano Anja Harteros take on Leonora’s bravura difficult arias.
Before we Yanks all go our merry ways for the July 4 holiday, here’s a quick reminder of this summer’s must-see.