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  • Gualtier M: BTW: I loved Margaret Juntwait’s leading question in her intermission interview of Valenti... 4:48 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: The question was if Elvira was sane during Qui la voce and Olga thought they were... 3:58 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Olga P’s teacher is Mariella Devia and in the Opera Quiz she said something pretty... 3:48 PM
  • FaustinaBordoni: What an undesirable element you are! No amount of snarkiness will diminish Brownlee̵... 3:36 PM
  • armerjacquino: If he’s having some kind of minor surgery, there’s nothing sinister here. Well... 2:10 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Yes, but traditionally it’s bad form to do public events when you’re still officially... 1:50 PM
  • messa di voce: Isn’t he still in the time frame when Magic 8 Ball predicted that he would still be sick? 1:43 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Late to comment here, but once again great review Ivy. I heard two performances – Apr... 1:35 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Kudos for another wonderful review, Ivy! I’ve run out of superlatives, so a simple... 1:31 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I remember seeing it and being shocked that it had a happy ending. Back then I just bought... 1:27 PM

Regie, redeemed

Stefan Herheim’s production of Parsifal for Bayreuth is the regie Holy Grail—a production that completely fulfills the promise and purpose of Regietheater. Read more »

Open mouthed

An exciting album of photos from Stefan Herheim‘s new production of Salome that opened tonight at the Salzburg Easter Festival. (All images by Monika & Karl Forster).

Postcard from Brabant

On the heels of this, may I direct everyone’s attention to a funny and fascinating article about Stefan Herheim‘s production of Lohengrin from last spring at Berliner Staatsoper? Now we know what to do with those old costumes and sets that gather dust! [via the wellsungs] Read more »