What better way to celebrate le 14 juilliet than with a provocative piece on opera by and about two of La Cieca’s favorite revolutionaries, Zachary Woolfe and Gerard Mortier (respectively), followed by cries of “Liberté, égalité [and especially] fraternité!” from that madcap maven of musical mirth, Maestro Wenarto (after the jump.)
In contrast to the high-minded sentiments expressed by the Ring directors recently interviewed by Anne Midgette, here are a few light and lively moments from a youth theater show called Her den Ring produced by the Studiotheater Bayreuth. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/aFm_48PJTHw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]
La Cieca has obtained some exclusive footage from the first camera rehearsal for the upcoming HD telecast of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Met.Â Extra rehearsals, she hears, have already been called! [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6Wg04e24UPc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]
If Wenarto, members of Cirque du Soleil and Rolando VillazÃ³n got really really high one night, this might be the result. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://ca.youtube.com/v/A6udHRk1llU” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] (In fact, this music video stars Serge Desrosiers and was directed by Sandrine BÃ©chade.)
Suffering artist Wenarto has decided to take arms against his sea of YouTube troubles and move his act to the less-celebrated but perhaps friendlier venue of Vimeo.com. What could be more fitting than that he should make his debut with a farewell.
In general, La Cieca tries to avoid posting two YouTube videos in a row, but she’s making an exception this time around since internet it-boy Izzy Anderson has decided to tackle Mozart. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/gC5aoEhmw3Y” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] The direction is, as always, by the Seattle Svengali, Wenarto.
Music video producer extraordinaire Wenarto is currently trying to get his invaluable collection of performances reinstated on YouTube following a terms of service contretemps. Pending when, as, and if the original siteÂ goes online again, Wenarto has created a new YouTube account highlighting his classical, operatic-themed andÂ IzzycentricÂ vids: 222Opera.Â Visit soon, cher public, and often!
The Royal Opera House (you know, that place with the naked buskecutioner) is looking for “budding” filmmakers to produce a 40 second long version of Romeo and Juliet. The company asks for the finished featurettes to be uploaded to the Royal Opera’s YouTube site, which is just so Web 2.0 La Cieca can hardly stand…
Flash phenomenon Izzy Anderson returns with an all-new choice of repertoire, and La Cieca has the exclusive. In fact, your doyenne’s old, old, old friend ?) [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/je_9JRdBimQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] N.B. the “hommage” to legendary Luciano Pavarotti at 1:58!
Calixo Bieito? Over! Peter Konwitschny?Â Yesterday’s news! And David McVicar? Head for the showers! The new home of cutting-edge Regie is in little Seattle, my god, and who could have devisedÂ so utterly innovativeÂ and openly homoerotic take on Salome? Our Own Wenarto, of course!
Wondrous Wenarto is back and more bloodthirsty than ever. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/f876_Xw-LYA” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] The Wenarto interpretation is a worthy addition to theÂ YouTube classics by Rysanek, Zauscher.Â