Opening the 2013 Bayreuth Festival today, Der Fliegende Holländer conducted by Christian Thielemann (not pictured). Operacast has a list of web stations offering the radio broadcast, mostly starting at 11:55 AM EDT, and of course La Casa della Cieca will be open for luncheon conversation.
What better way to spend a lazy Friday afternoon in midsummer than watching a webcast of Rigoletto?
Before we Yanks all go our merry ways for the July 4 holiday, here’s a quick reminder of this summer’s must-see.
La Cieca is away, but the regular Saturday chat goes on uninterrupted: this week with archival podcasts of I puritani from 1972 starring Luciano Pavarotti and birthday girl Beverly Sills.
For tomorrow afternoon’s chat at La Casa della Cieca, your doyenne offers an unusual double blast from the past.