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  • La Cieca: Can you watch more than a couple of minutes of this telecast without seeing that Keenlyside is... 11:54 PM
  • laddie: Oh I see it above…… ;erm… 11:53 PM
  • laddie: And…maybe even that *nasty* Rigoletto. 11:52 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Great! Maybe it will run longer than The Man from LaMancha and she will never have time... 9:50 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Ooooo! Can’t wait for the moment when she tries to flush Kiri Te Kanawa’s wig down the... 9:48 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Coloraturafan rulzzzz! Don’t miss the nasty unusual Don Giovanni there too.... 9:45 PM
  • reedroom: woof 9:21 PM
  • Bill: I am not sure that a solemn Mass is supposed to be warm and fuzzy – any more than the Brahms... 9:07 PM
  • coloraturafan: Here is the video of Wien Rigoletto that people were speaking of, not the edited TV broadcast,... 9:03 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Good for her! She can plant a tree, but can she beat Aretha at this aria? httpv://www.you... 8:50 PM

High concept

Well, my dears, if you thought Frank Castorf‘s Ring and Stefan Herheim‘s Meistersinger were outré, then wait until you get a load of the radical take on Don Carlos by Peter Stein for the Salzburg Festival!   Read more »

Geherheimnishehr hallt mir dein Wort

It’s not a sure thing, only a “perhaps,” but it’s the most exciting Regie news La Cieca has heard all season. According to an interview with Alexander Pereira, intendant of the Salzburg Festival, published in the current issue of Opera magazine, this summer’s new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by parterre fave Stefan Herheim “will also go to Paris and, perhaps, New York.” Read more »

Kaufmänner

“Taking the libretto’s description of ‘panther-like’ literally, Bacchus appears in a shiny leopard-print suit (well, close enough) and proceeds to creep up to Ariadne like a shy housecat.”  Veteran blogress Zerbinetta (pictured, left) was right there for the Salzburg Festival’s gala Ariadne auf Naxos and the two-tenor version of La boheme, and reviewed both productions for the website bachtrack.