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  • Cocky Kurwenal: Very good performance – even the trills! It sounded a little pressed in places but then it’s dramatic... 1:41 PM
  • mercadante: Looking closer at the video, she looks beautiful. But that v neck caftan and earrings are unflattering , make her look bigger... 1:34 PM
  • JohninSeattle: “There are audience members on the sides of the stage. Were they pre-selected with catheters in their tuxes so they... 1:27 PM
  • mercadante: I love the direction she’s going: Gioconda, Aida, Trovatore, Mefistofele are all great for her dark spinto voice and her... 1:26 PM
  • DerLeiermann: Ramon Vinay was very fine in Othello and Tristan. 1:14 PM
  • mercadante: There’s no such thing as bad regie, just regie you don’t yet understand. 1:09 PM
  • Greg.Freed: AND ANOTHER THING… 1:08 PM
  • Buster: The stage designer deserves a mention: visual artist Joep van Lieshout: http://www.designb oom.com/design/joe p-van-lieshout-... 12:57 PM

Wingless victory

Of particular visual interest in last weekend’s Lohengrin (though not perhaps so tantalizing as Jonas Kaufmann‘s aristocratic bare feet, pictured above) is the very obvious change in the staging that was made between the antegenerale (in which Anja Harteros sang Elsa) and the telecast opening night. Read more »