This is the new logo for Oper Stuttgart, commissioned for 'a five figure sum' by incoming artistic director Jossi Wieler to mark the start of his reign.
'More fit for a techno festival' was just one of the local grumbles - and a respected graphic design blog wondered if it was a joke.
And this is the man whose taste we are to trust in the ROH's forthcoming, first-ever staging of Rusalka...
If they were borrowing in second-hand, they could have had Schenk's Vienna staging - which plays the work straight - or Carsen's extraordinary revisionist version - modern dress, happy-ending and all - from the Bastille, but no: we have to have the Scheiss that sullies Salzburg instead. Joy!
20 September 2011 at 04:59 AM
Looks like a drop of blood. Or maybe a tear from a disappointed patron.
Rose-Mary Hyslop |
20 September 2011 at 09:21 AM
I would rather sit through The Passenger again than watch ANYTHING by Otto Schenk. Dull! Am surprised they didn't investigate bringing in Richard Jones' staging from Copenhagen - what with Kasper Holten being in charge now...but maybe they did?
Justin Chapman |
20 September 2011 at 08:59 PM
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