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  • Lohengrin: Today Gala starts at 10pm CEST, on 13. August the beginning will be 8:15 CEST, Meistersinger stream next Sunday 5pm CEST. 2:06 PM
  • semoyer: Thanks. I hope to be able to watch. I think it will start 4 pm EST – Right? 1:40 PM
  • benrenki: Ich habe deine Mutter vergiftet. 1:21 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I see Puccini was in contact with d’Annunzio about a libretto but the latter’s fees were exorbitant. 12:57 PM
  • Lohengrin: Try it via internet www.zdf.de and www.3sat.de or via www.schoener-ferns ehen.com 12:47 PM
  • semoyer: Is this available in the US? 12:17 PM
  • PCally: And Westbroek’s DVD/Blue-Ray from Amsterdam. Much finer Minnie and much better production and a solid enough supporting... 11:00 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Ist das noch der Diwan auf dem sich dein Vater verblutet hat?” 10:48 AM

Wer nicht mit dem Woolfe heult

Zachary Woolfe (not pictured) makes his way to Bayreuth to try to unravel the Evgeny Nikitin mystery. Though many questions remain unanswered, it’s still a compelling read. (Don’t miss the Christian Thielemann pullquote near the end!) [New York Times]

Symbolic weight

Evgeny Nikitin‘s controversial tattoos have left many people puzzled and given rise to a good deal of speculation. In June 2008, Nikitin wrote an autobiographical essay for the St. Petersburg magazine “Dog” (Sobaka) which sheds further light on the Russian singer’s body art and world-view. I’ve provided a rough translation below and will let readers draw their own conclusions. Read more »