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  • kashania: Some people still sing hosannas about this production and its “east-meets- west”... 2:33 PM
  • Krunoslav: Yes- the Somary is well worth having for Armstrong, Palmer and Watts. I certainly prefer ARJ and... 2:32 PM
  • m. croche: Yay! “Tu quoque” arguments never get old, do they? 2:08 PM
  • m. croche: Try this again: “Thinking of Worldly Pleasures” (aka “Lovestruck Nuns in Hell”) httpv://www.you... 2:06 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Satisfied: if you missed applying in time for the 2015 festival (that is, no... 2:06 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Satisfied: there are now two ways to order tickets for Bayreuth: 1) The... 2:03 PM
  • m. croche: Hi there, C-B: Yes, go see her! Sichuan Opera diva Shen Tiemei visited New York a couple of years... 2:02 PM
  • Chanterelle: Oh, and my only previous experience of Zhang Huan was one of those raw meat events, which ended... 1:56 PM
  • Chanterelle: Apparently I’m in a minority but I very much enjoyed the show in Brussels. Visually I... 1:52 PM
  • gal: Sorry if I misunderstood then. 1:46 PM

Point and shoot

Meet parterre’s new tutelary spirit, tenor August Schram, star of Metube. Read more »

Glücklich zu sehen, je suis enchanté!

Tenor Nikolai Schukoff (recently Parsifal in the Lyon production) displays so much furry semi-nudity on his web site that the page should be called “Otter Space.”

boots and saddles

It’s the Brokeback Ballet from Krzysztof Warlikowski‘s production of Yevgeny Onegin! Read more »

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retro regie

Some commenters are more perceptive than others when it comes to the game of Name That Regie. In our previous competition, the quick-witted keithmc and the more cautious Ginevera were both correct: the opera is Cherubini’s Medée, in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski for La Monnaie. The “Amy Winehouse” sorceress in the black pleather sheath is Nadja Michael. (La Cieca is sure you will recall that M. Warlikowski was also the auteur of one of our first and most puzzling Regiequizzes last year.) Now, on to new business. What’s this opera?

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