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  • Feldmarschallin: People need to lighten up a bit here. Everything gets taken so seriously. Kruno has a... 1:43 PM
  • moi: 1:37 PM
  • Buster: Haitink conducts the Four Last Songs. He conducted so many singers in this (Janowitz, Söderström,... 1:04 PM
  • messa di voce: Agree about A-L. Every technical challenge is met, but the basic sound of the voice is just... 12:57 PM
  • antikitschychick: Yay looking forward to your report Lohengrin :-). Fidelia: I will! Probably after I finish... 12:50 PM
  • Fidelia: P.S. To Lohengrin, greetings to the charming older lady with the white hair whom we also met on... 12:43 PM
  • Fidelia: Lohengrin, I just sent you an SMS with my e-mail address. Let me know here if you don’t get... 12:42 PM
  • kennedet: Sorry, but this is a combination of ingratitude and arrogance, Krunoslav. Should Cieca have... 12:41 PM
  • luvtennis: I have heard the following live performances of the aria by Price: 1957 – San Francisco... 12:37 PM
  • Lohengrin: Fidelia, could it be possible to contact You outside parterre.com? 12:32 PM

Aftermath

“Aus den Trümmern der zusammengestürzten Halle sehen die Männer und Frauen in höchster Ergriffenheit dem wachsenden Feuerschein am Himmel zu. Als dieser endlich in lichtester Helligkeit leuchtet, erblickt man darin den Saal Walhalls, in welchem die Götter und Helden, ganz nach der Schilderung Waltrautes im ersten Aufzuge, versammelt sitzen. Helle Flammen scheinen in dem Saal der Götter aufzuschlagen. Als die Götter von den Flammen gänzlich verhüllt sind, fällt der Vorhang.”   Read more »

Der Götter Ende dämmert nun auf

This is the end.

James Levine has just canceled all engagements between now and October, except for the two remaining peformances of Die Walküre at the Met May 9 and 14.  Fabio Luisi will take over the Carnegie Hall concert with Natalie Dessay on May 16 and Levine’s duties on the Japan tour, conducting Don Carlo and La Bohème.

The statement from the Met, which follows the jump, optimistically predicts that after “taking the summer off to rest and recuperate from his ongoing back condition,” the maestro will return to the podium for the new production of Don Giovanni opening October 13. Read more »