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Cher Public

  • La Cieca: You mean, the whim was to try to do anything at the Met without first running it by Jimmy’s... 9:27 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I understand your point, but I think the whim was to have accepted the relocation of the... 9:20 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: These days, especially in concerts in huge venues, several celebrated singers have taken... 9:18 PM
  • mercadante: Great selection! There were some very unexpected choices. One of my favorite Mad Scenes, which... 9:12 PM
  • La Cieca: But none of those issues were raised. Levine said “it might affect the woodwind... 8:58 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Furthermore, during the broadcasts and telecasts, with the box in it’s usual... 8:54 PM
  • La Cieca: And all this affects the woodwind balance how exactly? 8:51 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: The MET has tried various configurations of the pit – especially for the Mozart... 8:48 PM
  • La Cieca: “Queeny̶ 1; in this context means “faddish and unthinking,” the sort of... 8:42 PM
  • 98rsd: It may be a cliche, but “queeny̶ 1;? That just seems like a gratuitous insult. 8:39 PM

The little gunmetal dress

Sleeveless Anna Netrebko performs scenes from Verdi’s Macbeth. Read more »

Bullet time

Lucky Müncheners won’t be the only ones reveling in Rossini this afternoon: the opening of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Guillaume Tell will be webcast starting at noon EDT, naturally with a session at La Casa della Cieca devoted to discussion.

Warhorse

Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper this very afternoon, cher public, Bernd Alois Zimmermann‘s Die Soldaten, featuring the protean Barbara Hannigan. The webcast begins at 1:00 PM EDT, with chat, naturally, coinciding at La Casa della Cieca.

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A tsar is torn

In Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, all the Russian people starve and suffer, but none has suffering like the mental agonies of Tsar Boris.

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That’s entertainment!

The highlight of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2014-2015 season is a new production of Manon Lescaut featuring Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann, directed by Claus Guth.

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Hoop dreams

This Clemenza di Tito today is something of a wild card: an offbeat cast, the relative newbie opera director Jan Bosse and the exciting conductor Kirill Petrenko. If you’re intrigued, here’s the webcast starting at 1:00 pm.

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The shade of it all

Join La Cieca (not pictured) and the parterre gang today at noon for a live chat during the Bayerische Staatsoper’s webcast of Die Frau ohne Schatten.

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Die Frau ohne Bademantel

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.

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Bean counter

Another season opens this weekend, the much-admired series of livestreams from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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Hung up

What other company indeed but the Bayerische Staatsoper would commission David LaChapelle to photograph Diana Damrau for their portrait gallery?

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