....At Deutsch Oper Berlin, Tristan and Fausts Verdammnis, both conducted by a possibly recognizable Scottsman; Die Soldaten, somewhere; a couple of different runs of Die Feen; Frau ohne Schatten in Budapest and someplace else, both, unfortunately, with casts in which between them I have heard of ONE of the singers; Written on Skin, which everyone says is a masterpiece; Sicilské nešpory in Brno (I wouldn't expect this to be the most idiomatic of performances....); Esclarmonde in Dessau; couple of different productions of Tiefland; Reiman's Lear, which I missed in SF - with Simon Keenlyside; The Passenger (which I probably will not see in Houston this month); Das Lebesverbot; The Love of Three Oranges; Le Roi d'Ys; operas I've never even heard of by Dvorak & Smetana; Persee, by Lully....I am not even considering productions of The Haunted Mansion and Halka in Wroclaw.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Why I Need to Move to Europe for a Couple of Years
I have tickets to five concerts during my planned stay in London in May, plus I will likely go to Thebans at ENO. That leaves a few days when I might travel. So I took a look at opera productions for May 15 to 31, and....it's just embarrassing compared to the offerings in the US. As I said in email to Patrick: