Cher Public

  • almavivante: Apropos that 1959 Rodelinda with Joan singing in “intelligibl e” English: well, sort of intelligible. I... 5:54 PM
  • zinka: The Pirates Strike Again !!! .” I am inspired by the Parterre mention of these crooks to offer you some absolutely true... 5:50 PM
  • Camille: Je m’excuse. Just meaning to say it would be such a rare treat for me to be in such a concert venue as that of the... 5:46 PM
  • Hippolyte: The great Donna del Lago trio with Caballe, Bonisolli and Bottazzo: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=5Ap- 4Ka7XbI 5:15 PM
  • Camille: Yes, thank you so much for the thoughts and I would, in general, agree about her as first and foremost a musician, naturally;... 5:06 PM
  • Krunoslav: I was lucky in growing up with access to my father’s LP and tape library, which contained all kind of rarities that I... 5:01 PM
  • Paysan Bleu: ?? What has the Orangerie of Château de Versailles to do with the vocal qualities of Yusif Eyvazov? Indeed, the technical... 4:50 PM
  • Camille: Dearest Rowna of Pittsburgh* Everyone’s opinion counts for something. Each and every person has an unique perspective and... 4:46 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 »