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…
DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES in Frankfurt
DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES in Frankfurt
First ever performance in Frankfurt DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES Opera in three acts by Francis Poulenc. Arrangement for chamber orchestra made by Takeshi Moriuchi. Sung in French with German and English surtitles. Premiere…
TOSCA - packed with nonsense
TOSCA – packed with nonsense
Opera by Giacomo Puccini on a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Created at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on January 14, 1900. Attended performance at the Monnaie Theatre in Brussels…
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