Dido and Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas – quite moving
This is a clever, warm, and eventually quite moving, properly distanced performance of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, produced especially for Covid-times by the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Modena. Director Stefano Monti has…
Anna Pirozzi
ON THE PHONE WITH ANNA PIROZZI
"To feel that there is someone listening to us with interest, that is what is missing. Hearing the breaths ... maybe even someone’s cough ... is part of the life of the…
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Only one who knows what it is to yearn) Available on Oper Frankfurt’s website from 7.30pm on March 26 until June 20. The film was made by…
Adriana Lecouvreur
A DELIRIOUS ADRIANA
A DELIRIOUS ADRIANA Scheduled at the Bologna Teatro Comunale in May 2020 and postponed until a later date (it will possibly be rescheduled, in the original theatrical guise, as soon as possible),…
Luciano Ganci
Luciano Ganci – the long-distance interview
As a young Roman, Luciano Ganci sang with 'I Pueri Cantores' of the Sistine Chapel. That is where his musical education began. Decades later, he made his debut in Gianni Schicchi, followed…
opera problems
Identifying the Opera Problem
EUREKA ! Stand by folks, I’ve identified the opera problem. What opera problem? The one where audiences are declining and the audiences which do attend often can’t say if what they heard…
Salome
Salome. Who cares? Not the director.
When, a few weeks ago, commenting on Il pirata, we wrote that it is a ‘borderline’ work, halfway between two eras, we did not yet know that immediately afterwards we would be…
Lotte de Beer embraces the opera madness
Lotte de Beer embraces the opera madness
On April 17 the Dutch daily paper Trouw published a hagiographic interview met Lotte de Beer (interview with Lotte de Beer) about the Aïda she directed in Paris. Interviewer Peter de Lint…