Review: The Caesar under the stairs. “La clemenza di Tito” at the Liceu, 2020


[Curtain Call, Feb 19th: “La clemenza di Tito” at Gran Teatre del Liceu: ominous head that could not be cropped out (this is not the Caesar), lots of empire waists, the guards in full pose mode, Matthieu Lécroart (Publio), Lidia Vinyes-Curtis (Annio), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Vitellia), Paolo Fanale (Tito), Stépahnie d’Oustrac (Sesto) and Anne-Catherine Gillet (Servilia)]

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#LaClemenzaLiceu (this is now a hashtag)

Dear Lord, there’s more.

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Galentine’s. Sort of.

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Stream Alert: “Le nozze di Figaro” from Stuttgart, Dec. 21!

…and we all know what that means: Diana Haller as Cherubino. In the IKEA staging! All my other plans for tomorrow night are hereby canceled.


White Shirt Monday: Bedside Manners


[Where does one hide if one does not fit underneath the bed?! – Pesky IKEA problems as faced by Diana Haller (Cherubino), also including Johannes Kammler (Count), Esther Dierkes (Susanna) and Heinz Göhrig (Basilio) in Mozart’s “Le nozze d Figaro” as staged by Christiane Pohle, Stuttgart 2019. – Photo Credit: Martin Sigmund for Staatsoper Stuttgart]

Stuttgart’s New “Figaro” premiered yesterday, and I don’t know whether I need to head more urgently to Stuttgart, or to IKEA (probably Stuttgart, since it has all the IKEA showroom specs one might wish for).

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