Thursday, March 31, 2011

Robert Tear

Robert Tear obituaries in the Telegraph and the Guardian.  When I was a kid, every New Year's Eve Channel 5* out of NYC used to run Die Fledermaus from Covent Garden, and he was Orlovsky. He could rock the monocle. But this performance seems to have vanished into the aether, replaced by an alien pod performance from 1984. Different Orlovsky. Domingo on the podium instead of Mehta.  Nope, not the same at all.

Addendum: Death in Venice footage has already been posted elsewhere, so here's some steampunk Cuentos de Hoffmann. 

*back when they were an indie station with no ratings to lose, rather than the Fox monstrosity they became.

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