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  • Bill: PCally – as far as I understood it Zefferelli sometimes concentrated more on the extras (young... 11:08 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: I saw a TOSCA at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin a few weeks ago that was as traditional as... 11:05 AM
  • Porgy Amor: The Schenk Rusalka has had its last showing at the Met, though, hasn’t it? I had read... 11:04 AM
  • La Cieca: I would say it’s more a matter of the colors of the set fading, eventually to a sort of... 10:40 AM
  • turings: Sure – I just think any revival needs a good director and reasonable rehearsal time. There’s... 10:38 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: After a few days absent from Parterre, I’m glad that I visited this discussion first.... 10:37 AM
  • PCally: Your comment only highlights the problem with classic productions. La Cieca say that “the... 10:14 AM
  • PCally: Your first statement was that Tosca was not “very 1980s au contraire, it replicates the Rome of June... 10:09 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I agree with Hans Lick here. But to me, the point isn’t about audibility, but about scale.... 9:45 AM
  • Bill: Hippolyte – I agree with you. I never have had trouble hearing any singer in the new Met no... 8:18 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 »