Finally the reason for all that screaming at La Scala begins to emerge. It appears that maestro Riccardo Chailly (right) insisted directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (not pictured) expunge some gay gay gay gay gay scenes of satanic buttfucking from the action of the opening night production of Giovanna d’Arco. [dagospia.com]
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During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role. Anna Netrebko will give her Munich role debut as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin during the Munich Opera Festival 2015 and will take over the part from the originally scheduled Kristine Opolais. Dates: 26th and 29th of July. Read more »
“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”
“The deep stirrings that open Brokeback Mountain, the opera, rise up from the bowels of the orchestra…. And those tones are gripping.”
“…a perfect marriage of text and music, creating a series of tableau-like scenes, as if Paul’s story is being related through a series of exquisitely posed still photographs…”
“Will the actors stepping into the iconic roles live up to the perfection of Heath Ledger and Tob[e]y Maguire?”
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The scene outside the Met last night (above) and inside (after the jump).