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    Supposedly this will be the 2013-2014 season at Teatro Real:

    "Die Eroberung von Mexico" - Rihm
    "Salome" - Strauss
    "Lohengrin" - Wagner
    "Tristan und Isolde" - Wagner
    "L'elisir d'amore" - Donizetti
    Untitled world premiere by Spanish composer Elena Mendoza.
    World premiere of "Brokeback Montain" - Wuorinen
    "Rappresentatione di anima" - Cavalieri.
    "Lázaro" - Cristóbal Halffter.
    "Yerma" - Villalobos
    "La traviata" - Verdi
    "Die Passagierin" - Weinberg


    If finally confirmed, a truly risky proposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    World premiere of "Brokeback Montain" - Wuorinen
    How very exciting. Colour me critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    How very exciting. Colour me critical.
    It may be too saccharine and melodramatic, considering his other works like this one:


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    I expect the love duets will be amazing.

    And besides, it will be nice to have some more gay on the plot side of opera, not just the singer side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Supposedly this will be the 2013-2014 season at Teatro Real:

    "Die Eroberung von Mexico" - Rihm
    "Salome" - Strauss
    "Lohengrin" - Wagner
    "Tristan und Isolde" - Wagner
    "L'elisir d'amore" - Donizetti
    Untitled world premiere by Spanish composer Elena Mendoza.
    World premiere of "Brokeback Montain" - Wuorinen
    "Rappresentatione di anima" - Cavalieri.
    "Lázaro" - Cristóbal Halffter.
    "Yerma" - Villalobos
    "La traviata" - Verdi
    "Die Passagierin" - Weinberg


    If finally confirmed, a truly risky proposition.
    Wow! What a refreshing change from all the houses that have been playing it safe! Bravo, Teatro Real!!!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Supposedly this will be the 2013-2014 season at Teatro Real:

    "Die Eroberung von Mexico" - Rihm

    Untitled world premiere by Spanish composer Elena Mendoza.

    World premiere of "Brokeback Montain" - Wuorinen

    "Rappresentatione di anima" - Cavalieri.

    "Lázaro" - Cristóbal Halffter.

    "Yerma" - Villalobos

    If finally confirmed, a truly risky proposition.
    Risky indeed, six of which even archconservative wigs like me have never listened to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Poor lady. I hope she won't suffer any serious permanent impairments as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Sad. I really like his operas!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Will Henze and his music be remembered in decades to come? I have some of his music.

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    Well, I don't have a crystal ball... Wish I had one!.

    But in my opinion, yes, most of his music, and most of his operatic works, will be remembered in decades, indeed in centuries, to come.

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    Jonas Kaufmann is scheduled to sing his first staged performance of Walther von Stolzing at next summer's Salzburg Festival. But what makes this news really interesting is the fact that Stefan Herheim will be directing the production. It will be exactly 10 years since Kaufmann's first unhappy experience at this Festival, when he sang Belmonte in a controversial staging by . . . Stefan Herheim. Audiences hated it, and Herheim left the singers to take the brunt of their fury. Things reached a head when one performance was repeatedly interrupted by vociferous booing and Kaufmann got his neck full. He basically told the audience that those who didn't like what was happening on stage were free to leave, after which he was lambasted in the local media for his rudeness. (Of course, nothing was said about the rudeness directed at the musicians by the noisy individuals in the audience.) For several years afterward, he didn't appear in Salzburg again. In some interviews he's given in recent years and in his autobiography, it's pretty clear that he was not happy with the way Herheim had pulled a disappearing act after the second performance and left the singers to fend for themselves. I don't think he's ever worked with Herheim since then. I'm wondering what things will be like when the two encounter each other again, and in Salzburg on top of it. I'm sure Kaufmann will be completely professional, but . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Jonas Kaufmann is scheduled to sing his first staged performance of Walther von Stolzing at next summer's Salzburg Festival. But what makes this news really interesting is the fact that Stefan Herheim will be directing the production. It will be exactly 10 years since Kaufmann's first unhappy experience at this Festival, when he sang Belmonte in a controversial staging by . . . Stefan Herheim. Audiences hated it, and Herheim left the singers to take the brunt of their fury. Things reached a head when one performance was repeatedly interrupted by vociferous booing and Kaufmann got his neck full. He basically told the audience that those who didn't like what was happening on stage were free to leave, after which he was lambasted in the local media for his rudeness. (Of course, nothing was said about the rudeness directed at the musicians by the noisy individuals in the audience.) For several years afterward, he didn't appear in Salzburg again. In some interviews he's given in recent years and in his autobiography, it's pretty clear that he was not happy with the way Herheim had pulled a disappearing act after the second performance and left the singers to fend for themselves. I don't think he's ever worked with Herheim since then. I'm wondering what things will be like when the two encounter each other again, and in Salzburg on top of it. I'm sure Kaufmann will be completely professional, but . . .
    So here's the question: what on Earth is Stefan Herheim doing in crew of prestigous festival if his work not only displeases audiences but also doesn't allow singers to do their own, more important part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne of Green Gables View Post
    So here's the question: what on Earth is Stefan Herheim doing in crew of prestigous festival if his work not only displeases audiences but also doesn't allow singers to do their own, more important part?
    What an abundance of talented, tasteful stage directors! - nobody, ever.

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