Thursday, February 23, 2012


The Met has released its new season cyber-prop. David McVicar wins.

John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer looms this weekend at ENO. According to The Telegraph, the rhubarb has already sprouted. Meanwhile, over at The Guardian, Tom Service suggests there might be some music to consider in there somewhere.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students get their Rosenkavalier on, free video streaming this Friday and Saturday night here, starting at 7pm EST.

IU Rosenkavalier update: staging needs work but singing was fab, and orchestra had its Straussian mojo workin.  It's a different cast tomorrow night.

Also, the news via Towanda is people on the left side of the Atlantic could make it a Strauss double-header.


  1. Isn't it true -- he comes out as the most articulate, intelligent and passionate of all the directors in those video interviews.

    His Tudor cycle, on the other hand...

  2. Yes, and I'd say the least was Mayer on Rigoletto, which came across a little like he'd done his homework on the bus.

  3. Word! The francophone dude (it seems he's Canadian! Never heard of him before) doesn't say anything either. Seems that his Parsifal will be something out of Wieland Wagner.