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  • spiderman: Has anybody actually seen this cast list? http://www.opera.m c/fr/saison/tannha euser-92 5:04 PM
  • FigaroFigaro: Yes, she finished up the matinee of Siegfried at about 6:50 yesterday– she was fabulous, though if course it’s... 5:01 PM
  • phoenix: Thanks DSS! I thought I might be the only one … – I got that last sentence from my late mother, who used to work for... 4:53 PM
  • antikitschychick: “Bitches on Horses going Whoop Whoop” Hahaha OMG I cracked up so hard at this! Phrase du mois for sure and... 4:25 PM
  • Chenier631: What a dramatic developement! Didn’t Goerke have a Siegfried performance yesterday in Houston????? And she’s doing... 4:10 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Last year, I left Ms. Goerke on that giant hotplate at the end of “The Valkyrie” in Houston. Didn’t get... 4:08 PM
  • La Cieca: “When I say the onstage action Saturday afternoon at the Met was overshadowed by what was going on in the auditorium,... 4:06 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Or as BAB might call it, ““Bitches on Horses Playing with Matches.” 3:49 PM

O Engländer! Seid ihr nicht Toren…

As she herself points out, Zerbinetta is perhaps the first woman besides “the inimitable Heather MacDonald” to write a serious critique of Calixto Bieito‘s production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

Kaufmänner

“Taking the libretto’s description of ‘panther-like’ literally, Bacchus appears in a shiny leopard-print suit (well, close enough) and proceeds to creep up to Ariadne like a shy housecat.”  Veteran blogress Zerbinetta (pictured, left) was right there for the Salzburg Festival’s gala Ariadne auf Naxos and the two-tenor version of La boheme, and reviewed both productions for the website bachtrack.

Separated at UPC

A “Machine” that’s been dished and hung out to dry, and a “Magasin” you hang dishes on to dry. Thanks to Zerbinetta for noticing the striking similaries (not to mention that fact that the object that actually does something costs less than half the one that does nothing; a lesson for us all?) Read more »