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  • zinka: Could someone por favor explain to yours truly why the Met Stuarda this evening was attended by the number of people that might fit... 1:07 PM
  • marshiemarkII: That’s very sweet of you manoucee querida. Rest assured that even when not participating, I try to always keep up... 12:59 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Excellent write up. I never saw her live but I did read the bios. I was struck by how seriously she undertook her... 12:52 PM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Henry van Orsu, Tosca parlate? Cornelia se Henry? 12:49 PM
  • messa di voce: God, that picture of the young Netrebko – out of this world beauty. 12:45 PM
  • messa di voce: So finally we have an explanation – Opolais nixed JK because she couldn’t stand the stubble. 12:43 PM
  • armerjacquino: Soderstrom’s own book is brilliant, if you haven’t read it. 12:43 PM
  • NPW-Paris: There’s a lot of it about. 12:38 PM

Hast’ ein Stückerl Notenpapier?

This new production of Le nozze di Figaro by Stefan Herheim looks seriously fabulous, even if you don’t contrast it with the damp squib that opened last season at the Met.   Read more »

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).

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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]

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