Lohengrin
Lohengrin in Melbourne
"The show was pure panem et circenses - scenery porn more reliant upon empty spectacle than any emotional or human insight." Lohengrin. Opera Australia, Saturday May 14, 2022. State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne.…
La Traviata
La Traviata in Melbourne
LA TRAVIATA. Opera Australia, Wednesday May 4, 2022. State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Directed originally by Elijah Moshinsky. (Revival rehearsed by Constantine Costi.) Conducted by Renato Palumbo. Reviewed for…
Lucia
White-Trash “Lucia” at the MET
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. Dramma tragico in three acts. 1835. Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, after Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor. First performance at the Teatro S Carlo,…
Baden-Badeb
EASTER FESTIVAL BADEN-BADEN 2023
EASTER FESTIVAL BADEN-BADEN 2023 – BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER Program 2023: Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko and Richard Strauss’s Die Frau Ohne Schatten. Together with the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, the 2023 Baden-Baden…
So boring
(6) “So boring !”
Much has been written about the historical backgrounds of the Regietheater in opera, also in Opera Gazet. We can deal with historical explanations exhaustively as much as we like, but in the…