L'Italiana in Londra (Frankfurt)
L’Italiana in Londra (Frankfurt)
Premiere / First ever performance in Frankfurt: Sunday September 26th 2021, at 18.00hrs in the Opera House L’ITALIANA IN LONDRA Intermezzo in musica in two parts by Domenico Cimarosa; Libretto by Giuseppe…
Pier Luigi Pizzi. The Last of the Mohicans.
Pier Luigi Pizzi. The Last of the Mohicans.
PIER LUIGI PIZZI IT COULD WORK You must have recognized in the title the phrase, which has become very famous, with Gene Wilder, in the movie Young Frankenstein (in Italy, Frankenstein Junior).…
A CRUDE (OIL) AÏDA - part 2
A CRUDE (OIL) AÏDA – part 2
ANYTHING-BUT-AIDA IN MACERATA MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL 2021. ATTENDED PERFORMANCE 7 AUGUST 2021. Aida: Maria Teresa Leva; Il Re: Fabrizio Beggi; Amneris: Veronica Simeoni; Radames: Luciano Ganci; Ramfis: Alessio Cacciamani; Amonasro: Marco Caria;…
A CRUDE (OIL) AÏDA - part 1
A CRUDE (OIL) AÏDA – part 1
AÏDA MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL 2021. ATTENDED PERFORMANCE 7 AUGUST 2021. Aida: Maria Teresa Leva; Il Re: Fabrizio Beggi; Amneris: Veronica Simeoni; Radames: Luciano Ganci; Ramfis: Alessio Cacciamani; Amonasro: Marco Caria; Un messaggero:…
Bad Ischl: gold in the section Operetta
Bad Ischl: gold in the section Operetta
Sylva Varescu: Ursula Pfitzner; Edwin: Thomas Blondelle; Edwin: David Sitka; Boni/Bonifaziu: Matthias Störmer; Stasi/Anastasia: Loes Cools; Feri: KS Kurt Schreibmayer; Conférencier und Eugen: Kurt Hexmann; Leopold Maria: KS Josef Forstner; Anhilte: Uschi…
AÏDA, as Aïda can and should be
AÏDA, as Aïda can and should be
The frieze in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt carries the inscription “DEM WAHREN SCHÖNEN GUTEN,” taken from Goethe’s Epilog zu Schillers Glocke: “Meanwhile his mighty spirit onward pressed / ⁠Where goodness, beauty,…
LA BOHÈME in Rome
LA BOHÈME in Rome
La Bohème at Circus Maximus According to a well-established tradition, summer productions of Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera are performed in open spaces, usually the Baths of Caracalla. In recent years, the productions have…
Diversity. A poor substitute for equality.
Diversity. A poor substitute for equality.
We rarely let the 14th of July, the French National Holiday, go unnoticed. “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” is ingrained in our DNA, and dinner last July 14th was graced by a sublime French…
Notre Dame at St.Gallen
Notre Dame at St.Gallen
Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt St.Gallen Opera Festival July 9, 2021   Esmeralda: Anna Gabler; The Archidiaconus Simon Neal; Quasimodo: David Steffens; Phoebus: Clay Hilley; Gringoire: Cameron Becker; Officer: Shea Owens; Chorus…