There're only a few more days to
catch this concert version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice (the Vienna version, with some extras, like the zippy Act 1 finale) on medici.tv. Laurence
Equilbey conducts with Franco Fagioli as Orfeo, Malin Hartelius as Euridice, Emmanuelle de Negri as Amore, the accentus choir, and the insula orchestra. How could you go
Alls I'm sayin' is I don't thinkdie
alte Marschallinis supposed
to be an octogenarian! Who comes up with these ad campaigns? Someone with a
minimal knowledge of the opera I guess. Imagine the description the designer
was given: "This old broad is messing around with a hot teenage boy... now
go design something!" Maybe not, but I wonder...
Sigh! I didn't get to see all of this in the live webcast. I am hoping an enterprising pirate...er...fan might have snagged 'n' shared
it. Meanwhile, I found this kindly posted by the Bayerische Staatsoper. Anja
Harteros and Hanna-Elisabeth Müller…
Well, there is one more
thing. I am tempted into a bit of fantasy opera casting. I am thinking, well, AH has sung
the Marschallin, and HEM will be a marvelous Sophie (she makes her debut as Sophie in Amsterdam this fall). Who would be your choice of Octavian to place between them?
Here is Benjamin Appl with Jonathan Ware, performing Beethoven's An
die ferne Geliebte at the Ravinia
Festival (Chicago), Summer 2010. I fell in love with his recentSchubert recital from Schwarzenberg. His singing is so
expressive that you don't need toseehim to "get" what he's doing.
But it doesn't hurt, either! Happy Friday!