Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich Opera House) is streaming live two operas - L'elisir d'amore and Don Carlo.
This is great news, just disappointed that I won't be able to watch the Don Carlo.
I am seriously in a state of happy shock about this!!! Look at that cast! I will be able to watch and am already making plans to possibly upgrade my cable service (although it was perfectly fine for Fidelio last year) if only for one month.
I was hoping to do a test run on L'elisir but will be out of town that weekend.
I don't like that picture of Dulcamara appearing in some weird vessel a'la StarCraft. Thank you but I'll rather listen to those 437307407143 older recordings to be found in web instead.
Oh, I hope that Don Carlo is subsequently released on DVD (unlike last year's production of Fidelio). Kaufmann and Harteros are a fabulous duo; for me, they save that oddball Munich Lohengrin from 2009.
Hurray! That's a great news!
Ok, so I lied a little, teeny tiny bit in the last post (it was in fact the first 15-20 minutes I'd seen). But now I've seen the first act, and I must say I'm very impressed indeed. It is superbly conducted, and I must say that the LPO horns play exceptionally well. The start of the Hexenritt sent shivers up my spine.
The kids are great, and I do think that Adriana Kučerová is my favourite Gretel ever, at least based on the first act alone. Also, shoutouts to the parents, especially the father, sung by Klaus Kutter. Eine Hex, steinalt was really amazing. And to think I'll have to finish it tomorrow. How will I ever manage?