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The sprite in you

Yesterday’s first half of the Rusalka video overview took us from literalism toward Regietheater. Today’s conclusion, covering filmed performances of Dvorák’s opera since 2010, charts the progression in reverse.   Read more »

You stepped out of a dream

One of opera’s great “what ifs?” is what would young Erich Wolfgang Korngold have contributed to the repertoire had the likes of The Adventures of Robin Hood (which is a damned great score and won him an Oscar, by the way) not beckoned him to Hollywood? At least we have Die tote Stadt (composed when he was 23) to set our imaginations aflame. Read more »