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  • Buster: Great clips, as usual. My diary lists a few more operatic birthdays today: Max Emanuel Cen?i? (1976),... 3:50 AM
  • MontyNostry: I was specifically thinking of a performance I saw earlier this year at a smaller, but highly... 3:21 AM
  • ML: My point, to Monty, is that Covent Garden has never in its long history — correct me if I’m... 2:44 AM
  • CurlyOperaGal: Does anyone know whatever happened to soprano Clare Gormley? I remember meeting her at the... 2:42 AM
  • La Cieca: So what is your point? That “Mi tradi” is such amazing music that it should be shoved... 2:20 AM
  • La Cieca: Say, for example, that the first act plays out from dawn to dusk and the second from dusk to dawn.... 2:18 AM
  • ML: Wise ass. That was not my point. 2:02 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I’ve never thought of DG as playing out in real time, the way Who’s Afraid of... 1:56 AM
  • La Cieca: Well, to be sure, Donna Anna cannot properly marry while she is mourning her father, which means... 1:16 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Heres a pretty long review of the ROH DVD: http://operajourna l.blogspot.co.uk/2 014/09/mozart-... 1:11 AM

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.