Oh nice. This could be copied to the Portuguese area.
"J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)
Three days, one after another, spent with one and the same opera never happened to me before.
Some familiar names here. My first thought was "why Don Bartolo pretends to be Rimbaud?". Good voice but not sure if apt for the role of tough frant and company of count's excesses. I find the Met production more musically convicing but I'm glad I listened to this one too so I can appreciate that more.
Seriously, what was the stage director, (David Alden, in the sin bin), of this DVD on? This is one where the CD is SO much better, both singing-wise and because you don't have to suffer through the spectacularly self-indulgent idiocy of the staging.
Some Scriabin (preludes op. 11 and 3rd sonata) but the honest truth is that I feel urge to watch Comte Ory again. I told myself NO MORE ORY IN THIS YEAR because I know it would lead to overdose but it doesn't help, I randomly hear that motive in my head, when the knights-nuns gather around him and he starts to swirl, methinks I hear... with my mind's ears... and I want so badly to turn it again and see and hear and I must fight with myself AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH