Sunday, April 27, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
The New York Times review came out a few hours ago. The reviewer also contrasts Peretyatko’s performer with that of Anna Netrebko’s a few years back. He wasn’t particularly impressed with the conductor, though
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The story has many parallels to Der Rosenkavalier. One aspect is this “tradition” of bringing a glass of water to one’s lover. In Rosenkavalier the tradition is a silver rose. We know the rose tradition is made up by Strauss, I wonder if the glass of water is made up also. Regardless, the glass gives Arabella a dramatically satisfying ending.
The scene where Arabella tells her suitors that they can only be friends reminds me of the very first opera I wrote a review for : Puccini's Fanciulla del West, specifically the scene where Minnie was asking for mercy from her friends one by one. I remember that as being quite a bit more compelling.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Monday, April 07, 2014
Sunday, April 06, 2014