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  • Hippolyte: A friend of mine attended the first night and reported that Powell was good, if not great as di Luna, maybe not his best role.... 10:43 AM
  • Krunoslav: Did anyone hear Stephen Powell in the role last month in Cincinnati? 10:06 AM
  • zinka: Price/Corelli 1961 was one of the first live tapes. They did very very little before then…We have 1959 Cav w.Jussi.etc. I... 9:44 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: With all of the fabulous in house recordings over the years, I have often wondered why there is not one of the... 9:38 AM
  • zinka: https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=qx3n qs15yWw Night after we saw Warren die…IN KEY Met 3/5/60…we saw greatest greatest... 9:18 AM
  • Lohengrin: He cancelled everything till August. Let first go on his recovery an look at the casts afterwords…& #8230;…. 9:00 AM
  • pasavant: The Met has not yet announced a replacement for Hvorostovsky in the October Trovatores. Does any one know who will be singing... 8:53 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Please do tell, tell some more, manou, if you would, I love your inimitable style. 8:14 AM

Up to speed

“New York is great. Opera is great. They deserve each other. So what can we do to get them together? Who can show us how it’s done? We need to ask the Germans.” [New York Observer]

Words and music

As is happening increasingly in opera productions today (e.g., the Rosenkavalier in Stuttgart), the action of Moses und Aron at the Komische Oper begins some minutes before the music does. In this Barrie Kosky staging, we begin by seeing what appear to be dots and slashes blinking on the black front scrim. Gradually these shapes seem to resolve themselves into characters, words, phrases, and humans being human, we are trying to find a pattern and a message among the randomness. When that message finally presents itself, it’s not at all what you might expect, at least not in connection with this opera. Read more »

Macaronic and cheese

The Berlin Komische Oper was the scene of one of my greatest opera experiences five years ago, so I particularly looked forward to a return to this theater. The first two shows seen there, though, left a mixed impression. Read more »

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Bühne nights

Your doyenne and her faithful confidante Dawn Fatale are off later this week for a safari, seeking the wild Regie in its natural habitat.

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Notte e giorno faticar

At last, the quintessential targeted reader of parterre.com has been identified.

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