Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rameau's Les Indes Galantes – This Sunday on

As seen on Facebook:

Live and free of charge from Prinzregententheater: The festival premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes Galantes!

With Anna Prohaska, Mathias Vidal, Lisette Oropesa, dancers of the Compagnie Eastman a.o. 

Don't miss our online broadcast on!

Note: By my calculation, it should be on at 12:00 PM Eastern time in the U.S. 
I’m sure it will be great, but it’ll be hard to live up to the visuals of Laura Scozzi’s production from Bordeaux (this is one of the safe-for-work images):

P.S: Next Sunday (July 31) is the new Die Meistersinger with none other than Jonas Kaufmann...and some other singers, probably. That will be an earlier start. Looks like I should have gotten a substitute organist.


  1. Ha! I'll be at the chain arthouse seeing the JDD ROH Werther, which is the other series they're running.

    And it looks like BR-Klassik is livestreaming Bayreuth's Opening Day Parsifal on Monday, starting at 10am ET...should one wish to make it a long weekend. :)

  2. PS don't rush to find a replacement organist, looks like they've spiked the Meistersinger webcast.

    1. Well, that's a disappointment, but I appreciate their reasoning. And it turns out I have to work all afternoon anyway....

      I tracked down the Werther. Two theatres are (apparently) secretly showing the ROH series. You'd think they'd try a bit harder to get the word out. In fact, I can't even find them this time around. Oy! Well, off to watch the Opera Platform on my new SmartTV.

  3. What did you think of Les Indes galantes?

    1. Sorry for the delay in answering! Since it started at noon in my part of the world, I did not get tuned/logged in till intermission. So I was a bit lost in the focus on the production, though I kind of got it. In a certain way that was OK, because for me, a little French Baroque music goes a long way! (When I watched the Paris production online a year or so ago, I took a fairly long break between the two halves.)

      That said, I like really the dancing--the fact that it was there, and the dancing itself.and I thought the singing was WONderful, especially from the two sopranos and two tenors. I also have downloaded a few other French baroque items (Lully, not Rameau) and am training myself. :-)


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