Lisa Hirsch's Classical Music Blog.
The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve. Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time.
Opinions expressed on this blog are mine and not my employer's.
Gerard Mortier's proposed 2009-10 NYCO season:The Rake's Progress Einstein on the BeachNixon in China Death in VeniceSt. Francis of AssisiMakropoulos Case Pelléas et MélisandeAufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny*****Gelb, of course, poached the Adams for its NY stage premiere when it was clear that Mortier was leaving. The Messiaen was supposed to be done at the Park Avenue Armory, where I saw the incredible production of Die Soldaten. The Death in Venice was to be the fantastic Deborah Warner production that I saw at ENO, which is being done in Amsterdam in June 2013. Road trip!
It's the horror of Lepage getting his hands on the Ring, Ades's Tempest AND St. Francois that is making me choke.
As much as I admire Messiaen’s piece I really feel that Mathis der Maler is the finer 20th century opera which should be first on the Met’s list.
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