Saturday, December 13, 2014

Neuenfels, Kaufmann, and Opolais – More about Manon Lescaut

I was going all nostalgic (for the summer...I have a short memory) and looking for the recording I made when BBC Radio 3 broadcast Manon Lescaut from the Royal Opera House. Of course that file has gone missing. After trolling the various disc drives where my music goes to hide, I gave up and googled it, thinking someone else must have recorded the broadcast. 

Well, I did find it, for 7 bucks, which I don’t care to spend on a questionable mp3 download. But better yet, I found this:

Interviews with the director, conductor, and stars of the Bayerische Staatsoper production. It's amazing what you find when you're looking for something else!

I also found this trailer:


  1. mioperalirica [dot] blogspot [dot] com

    Quality is excellent. A Spanish Radio broadcast.

    And yes, that trailer is very good.

    1. Thanks for the lead on the Munich performance. Sound is indeed good, and it downloaded easily and (so it seems) safely. Thanks, too, for the blog reference. There are some other gems there.

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    1. They all sound good, indeed! I am looking forward to seeing it front to back (Neuenfels' concepts seem to work better in the "big picture" mode than in seeing tiny little bits.)

      But is that the prompter I hear muttering in the background (or more really in the foreground)?


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