From the diary of the Vienna State Opera:
4, 7, 10, 13 September - Carmen with Roberto Alagna as Don José
3, 6, 9, 12 September - La traviata with Aleksandra Kurzak asVioletta Valéry
5, 8, 11, 15 September - Tosca with Angela Gheorghiu as Floria Tosca
"So that's what she calls meeting Mrs. Haines socially."
La Cieca |
02 September 2013 at 04:38 PM
Oh, dear. Awkward much?
02 September 2013 at 08:45 PM
Who is responsible for keeping an eye on the weapons in Carmen and Tosca (Traviata being short on sharp instruments)?
02 September 2013 at 09:05 PM
There are tables in the Hotel Sacher's downstairs torte-joint from which it is possible to have a view of the Staatsoper's stage door. Seems to me the least some public-spirited citizen of Vienna should do is guzzle and stuff their face for days on extended catfight watch. Were I there, rest assured I would be prepared to make this great personal sacrifice in pursuit of the higher truth (i.e. dirt).
03 September 2013 at 01:07 AM
Maybe it was originally planned as a convenient family outing 5 years ago?
03 September 2013 at 03:18 AM
Poor scheduling on someone's part, wasn't it?
03 September 2013 at 06:42 AM
Someone wasn't paying very close attention to the schedule was he? Of course these are grown ups who already made decisions about spouses..... But I wouldn't want to get in between any of them. Vienna should know better....
03 September 2013 at 06:45 AM
Lance Ryan was to sing Don José and bowed out only a few days ago. Alagna's decision to step in dates from yesterday or the day before; by then he sure as hell knew exactly who was singing when!
In any case, this Carmen has suddenly become very appealing all around and the season start looks like a scheduling coup for Dominique Meyer, especially next week, when in addition to the "Alagna Family Show" you can also see a matinee with José Carreras and Otello with Harteros.
03 September 2013 at 09:32 AM
I wonder if they've hired extra security for the artists' restaurant.
03 September 2013 at 10:03 AM
Great to see you here, La Cieca!
03 September 2013 at 10:27 AM
I think the photograph needs captioning.
"Christ, guess who's just come in carrying a revolver?"
03 September 2013 at 09:48 PM
Haha! This could be a re-run of the bother the Royal Opera press people had trying to keep Vishnevskaya and Obraztsova from meeting each other backstage when they were there for Tosca and Boris respectively. For different reasons, of course! :)
Nikolaus Vogel |
04 September 2013 at 01:24 PM
Surely a fruit-knife? La povera mia cena fu interotta!
Nikolaus Vogel |
04 September 2013 at 01:25 PM
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