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  • Bill: Gabor Bretz is really a fine singer – have heard him often in Budapest. He is doing some... 9:19 AM
  • reedroom: Che oscenità! 9:13 AM
  • Will: Hans, Michael Maniaci may be of the Oberlin type, but may be something else altogether. I have heard... 9:02 AM
  • Sanford: I’ve known Nicholas for several years. In fact, my first stage role in 23 years was in... 9:02 AM
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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: That is such a better example of that Arioso-Duet! Fabulous and exhilarating (It’s... 8:25 AM
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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I really, honestly, truly don’t mean to blow my own horn, but as an alternate,... 6:05 AM
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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.