La Cieca prognosticates the details on parterre.com.
It would be fun if you could match La Cieca by prognosticating the ROH 2013-14.
Renata P. |
24 February 2013 at 02:50 AM
Odd that the one thing that most needs an HD live showing worldwide, Norma, isn't apparently scheduled for a matinée performance, and therefore can't be. Boo.
On the other hand, I'm fervently praying for both Frau ohne Schatten (in an extraordinary high-tech maximalist staging by the late Herbert Wernicke) and Renée's (surely last) Rusalka, in a show that mercifully confines itself to the opera as written rather than the otherwise unavoidable cod-Freudian crap that infests seemingly all other opera houses these days (with the honourable - and significant - exception of Prague). Werther with that cast I'm taking as a given (and would love to know why Covent Garden haven't fielded their excellent show with them in it before all concerned qualify for for free transport..)
24 February 2013 at 03:00 AM
Another boo from me re Norma. That would definitely have been on my must-see list if there was an HD.
24 February 2013 at 11:48 AM
Sorry...but the NORMA cast isn't strong enough vocally or "starry" enough to merit an HD telecast.
24 February 2013 at 03:23 PM
Really?? I disagree, but then I am also one of those strange people who often go to opera performances, whether live or in the cinema, for the sake of hearing the work itself rather than any so-called "stars" who might be in it. In fact sometimes I might go in spite of the stars rather than because of them.
24 February 2013 at 03:50 PM
I would have thought Radvanovsky and Antonenko would be enough to attract any opera lover - not to mention the piece itself. The Met lineup looks interesting, although I'm a little perplexed by the casting of Christine Schafer as Adele - hasn't she, um, moved on from that kind of repertoire?
24 February 2013 at 04:45 PM
It's early days for Angela Meade's career. In a few years, her Norma might be a must see.
24 February 2013 at 10:04 PM
I have heard mutterings elsewhere that FroSch isn't getting an HD. Great shame if so, as it would have been my pick of the season. That and Werther.
Intermezzo replies - FroSch has a Saturday matinee, which raises the chances of a cinema showing, but the Tosca and Rosenkavalier on the adjacent Saturdays seem more logical seat fillers (even though they've been filmed before).
25 February 2013 at 11:43 AM
I would go to FroSch, but I wouldn't bother with Tosca. I would probably go to Rosenkavalier too. They have been known to do them three weeks in a row, including earlier this season.
25 February 2013 at 02:11 PM
Then you need to address the issue with Peter Gelb...who insists on "stars" for his productions.
25 February 2013 at 04:51 PM
Well, you just get one of your wishes SJT. HD broadcasts are Eugene Onegin (October 5), The Nose (October 26), Tosca (November 9), Falstaff (December 14), Rusalka (February 8), Prince Igor (March 1), Werther (March 15), La Bohème (April 5), Così fan tutte (April 26) and La Cenerentola (May 10)
26 February 2013 at 10:49 PM
Her operatic career consists entirely of moving on to different repertoire. How many Donna Anna's - not that she is my idea of one - sing Cherubino later? And Adele sort of suits the sound she makes, better than Violetta or Gilda anyway. Of course, she is an exceptional actor, so she will probably pull something off. The rest of the cast is no great shakes for an International house, either. Are they doing it in German? I'd have thought Jeremy SAMs might want a cut in the form of a translator's fee - his translations are usually very funny, if not always texttreu.
Nikolaus Vogel |
03 March 2013 at 01:17 PM
But she has zero temperament for the role. Ad alias might be a better idea.
Nikolaus Vogel |
03 March 2013 at 01:18 PM
Agree with Renata and Miriam with regard to Norma.
06 March 2013 at 06:29 PM
And I agree with Renata regarding her wishes for Intermezzo.
About a year ago, ahem...
06 March 2013 at 09:46 PM
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