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  • "Speaking of San Francisco, last summer’s SFO production of Show Boat will be..." - SF Guy
  • "Yeah very little out there for Amber Wagner except for a Rosenkavlier trio. I think..." - John L
  • "Hi Feldmarschallin, found a nice Interview with AH and would like to mail it to..." - Lohengrin
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  • "re: le Roi Arthus ,NWP-Paris, I read your review (we left at the interval) with..." - Albertine
  • "Oh meine liebe Feldmarschallin, how was Lulu? I am going on the 6th and would love..." - Fluffy-net
  • "It will be on CultureBox on June 2: http://culturebox. francetvinfo.fr/" - NPW-Paris
  • "For the musical side. So far, I’ve only seen reviews that loved the singing..." - NPW-Paris

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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