Thursday, August 01, 2013
Who's on First?
Zerbinetta is in NYC, where she gave the Mostly Mozart Festival (and Tommasini's article) hell (I was mild by comparison!)...Meanwhile, Tommasini is in Bayreuth reporting on Frank Castorf's new Ring production, which has been roundly booed....I figured he would be in Santa Fe for Oscar, since it is gay-themed, but it's James Oestreich instead. He hasn't reported in about any of the operas yet, although he has a nice posting in ArtsBeat about hearing the great Schubert Bb piano sonata three times in a week. Too bad about Nel; Wosner sounds interesting enough, and would you expect anything short of an "epic tour-de-force" from Marc-Andre Hamelin?