Join La Cieca and the parterriani this afternoon for a chat during the premiere of Manon Lescaut from the Bayerische Staatsoper. The broadcast starts at 1:00 PM; check Operacast for available streams.
Says a “reliable Italian gossip site,”La cinquantenne Madonna non poteva farselo scappare: la nonna rock è impazzita per Jonas Kaufmann definito il più bel tenore del mondo. Lui è fresco di separazione e la signora Ciccone non aspettava altro: lo ha chiamato con la scusa di un duetto per il suo prossimo disco. Come si fa a dire di no a Madonna? Non è possibile. I due si sono incontrati a Londra per una mostra di Christopher Makos e, secondo gli intimi, sarebbe scattata la passione.” Read more »
“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”
One of the things that made François Girard’s 2013 production of Parsifal at the Met so compelling was the way he tried to make the tale of suffering and temptation relevant to a contemporary audience.
The Salzburg Festival has long had the image of this place where for a little over a month, the very best singers are brought together with the very best conductors and the very best directors to create the very best productions the opera world has to offer.
Your Own La Cieca has emerged from semi-retirement to present the 2014 Pubie Awards.
Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.