Parterre fave Stefan Herheim returns to Dutch National Opera to direct Pikovaya dama, in which the director attempts to reflect on the composer’s life, notably his hidden love for men. The streaming video begins at 1:00 PM today.
“Revised version of Brokeback Mountain debuts in Salzburg” [Barihunks]
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]
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.
“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?”