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  • manou: Meanwhile, in a small island far far away… http://www.theguar dian.com/music/201 5/jun/30/william-t ell-nudity-and-... 4:07 AM
  • Henry Holland: Re: Pelleas productions, here’s a photo of the Peter Sellars “Malibu Beach house” production that I saw... 4:03 AM
  • overstimmelated: Thanks! I see that one of last year’s contributors actually had all the same names and in the same order. This quiz... 3:47 AM
  • Krunoslav: So when will the Reichstag burn? 3:23 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: After the GP last Thursday there were already many tickets being sold for the Premiere and following performances. I saw... 3:11 AM
  • m. croche: Amidst all the gossip and speculation about podiums in Berlin, Bayreuth, and Munich, we seem to have lost sight of the really... 2:52 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Herlitzius was in Bayreuth yesterday rehearsing already. 2:21 AM
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miami_beach_thumbWhat a concept, or La Cieca should say what a concept! This is Regie at its finest and most boldly satirical, genius that makes Graham Vick look like two-day-old steak frites. For this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, the director (unnamed, alas in the YouTube clip below) utilizes the cinematic convention of the flash-forward in a postmodern epoch-bending variation. What if, this staging asks, Manon were to survive her various torments and travails? What would her life be like at, say, age 60? And what if, instead of hanging around mosquito-ridden Louisiana, she invested in a condo in Miami Beach (circa 1975)?  Read more »