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  • Poison Ivy: Well I disagree. I think Don Giovanni’s second act loses a lot of steam. Almost everything... 4:53 PM
  • operaassport: Great review but I must disagree with your first few paragraphs. Giovanni is absolute perfect... 4:40 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s a clip on youtube I found of the Leporello/Don Giovanni action: httpv://www.you... 4:17 PM
  • spiderman: Bretz has 7 kids … While he is a great singer and a fabulous actor, I think it is still too... 4:12 PM
  • ML: Tsymbalyuk would make an interesting Don! I don’t care for Frizza, who conducts the other DVD. 4:11 PM
  • kashania: When I made my post, I was still in Act I but yes, he’s wonderful. Even a few years in the... 3:54 PM
  • Nero Wolfe: Did you ever see Stratas in The Canadians? http://www.imdb.co m/title/tt0054715/ ?ref_=nm_flmg_... 3:37 PM
  • mskapay: Indeed, but he is only just 50, which isn’t wildly out there for a male singer, and he’s... 3:29 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Perhaps the original pirates. The Mapleson Cylinders. I love this clip from Tosca. It sounds like... 3:25 PM
  • mirywi: According to my ears, it’s Mr MacNeil who is the surprise vocal standout in that Tosca. 2:54 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 »