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  • Lohengrin: Very nice “Fairy tale of Rome”, thank You Feldmarschallin! I only could add, that the... 7:23 AM
  • manou: I seem to recall that œdipe posted a spirited defence of the original Martinoty production (but I... 7:18 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Roman Holiday It has been 25 years since I have been to Rome but was there in the 80′s... 7:05 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Re the original, this, for Parterrians’ entertainment, is what the FT’s local critic... 7:04 AM
  • NPW-Paris: It looks, from that review, as if the result of the rethink is no more successful than the orginal. 6:59 AM
  • NPW-Paris: I didn’t buy it this year. Once bitten… 6:56 AM
  • Krunoslav: Katie Couric is not just one of opera’s most celebrated sopranos, but perhaps its most... 6:27 AM
  • manou: I have often noticed that no bugs dare to venture into the Business or First Class sections without... 6:16 AM
  • Cicciabella: *expansive. Although I’m glad I caught autocorrect’ s processing of Pappano’s... 5:30 AM
  • Cicciabella: Everyone knows if you fly economy class, you catch all kinds of bugs. Commiserations to those... 5:26 AM

Ass backwards

“If you think that elegant transitions like these are the crucial elements in the Ring — if you view Wagner’s cycle primarily as a series of logistical puzzles waiting to be solved with advanced technology — Ka might convince you, as it apparently did Mr. Gelb, that Mr. Lepage is the man for the job.  But if you care more about the cycle’s nuances — its characters and their relationships, its emotions, its philosophical complexities — then the idea of giving the reins to the creator of Ka, which is wholly devoid of all those complexities, is preposterous.” Zachary Woolfe went to Las Vegas and all we got was a thoughtful analysis of why Robert Lepage never was a good fit for the Ring.