09. November 2013 · Comments Off on Tomorrow · Categories: Opera
November 10 (12:15pm) & 12 (6:30pm)
Tristan & Isolde (Wagner) — Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: 4 hours, 30 minutes (1 intermission)
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Director: Patrice Chereau
Scenic Design: Richard Peduzzi
Costume Design: Moidele Bickel
Libretto: Richard Wagner, based largely on the romance by Gottfried von Strasburg
Cast: Tristan (Ian Storey), Isolde (Waltraud Meier), Brangane (Michelle De Young), Kurnwenal (Gerd Grochowski), Konig Marke (Matti Salminen), Melot (Will Hartmann)
Synopsis: Treasonous love, a magic potion, and a single chord that changed the history of music, Tristan und Isolde is an opera that Wagner himself called the “most full-bodied musical conception imaginable.” The legend of Tristan and Isolde is one of the most influential medieval romances, which was about a love triangle between the hero, his uncle and his uncle’s wife. In this new production from La Scala, conductor Daniel Barenboim and Director Patrice Chereau, fulfill a Wagnerian dream that they had been cherishing together since 1980 and had postponed for a quarter century.

Showing at Camera 3

09. November 2013 · Comments Off on Hansel & Gretel · Categories: Opera

I just love this music. I’d forgotten so much about the opera, as we hadn’t done it since 1985.

09. November 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I have decided I don’t really like Gabriel’s Oboe (not my son, he plays guitar). It sounds a bit naf.

There you go. Have that.