The first “La Casa della Cieca” chat of the 2016-2017 season features Diana Damrau as the featured soloist in an Academy Concert from the Bayerisches Staatsoper, conducted by Kirill Petrenko. The livestream begins at 2:00 PM here in New York. The complete program, plus chat details, after the jump. Read more »
The widely-acclaimed Aix-en-Provence production of Pelléas et Mélisande, broadcast at 1:00 PM on CBC-TWO, is the subject of this afternoon’s discussion at La Casa della Cieca.
Lincoln Center’s Great Performers presents Diana Damrau on Saturday, December 10th, joined by Xavier de Maistre on harp, performing works by Debussy, Strauss, Fauré, and more. A regular at the Met Opera, Damrau has been called “a soprano of matchless intelligence” (Guardian).
“One of the greatest proponents of the German lied tradition” (New York Times), baritone Christian Gerhaher performs an all-Mahler program on Saturday, December 17th, featuring Gerold Huber on piano. The Telegraph calls him “the most moving singer in the world.”
Both performances are at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Parterre fave Stefan Herheim returns to Dutch National Opera to direct Pikovaya dama, in which the director attempts to reflect on the composer’s life, notably his hidden love for men.
La Cieca is sure she is unanimous in stating that this afternoon’s online opera broadcasts offer something for everyone in the parterre continuum.
“King of the High D’s” Javier Camarena headlines an HD video performance of I puritani this afternoon live from the Compañia Nacional de Ópera in Mexico.
An early bird special chat: the premiere of Die Meistersinger from the Bayerische Staatsoper, featuring DJ Jummy Jonas.