Monthly Archives: April 2016

Met Opera Announces Some Replacements for Levine – The New York Times

With James Levine suffering health problems, the Metropolitan Opera names David Robertson and Sebastian Weigle as replacements for some performances.

Source: Met Opera Announces Some Replacements for Levine – The New York Times

Elektra: Confrontation Scene (Nina Stemme) – YouTube

An ‘Elektra’ at the Met Inhabited by a Vital Spirit – The New York Times

The French director Patrice Chéreau died in 2013, but he lives on in the Met’s coming production of Strauss’s opera.

Source: An ‘Elektra’ at the Met Inhabited by a Vital Spirit – The New York Times

Elektra, Metropolitan Opera, New York — ‘Virtuosic and volcanic’ – FT.com

This wasn’t just Richard Strauss’s Elektra on Thursday. It also was Patrice Chéreau’s. As such, the production, re-created by Vincent Huguet, serves as a grievous swansong. The director died of cancer in 2013, age 68, three months after this

Source: Elektra, Metropolitan Opera, New York — ‘Virtuosic and volcanic’ – FT.com

Review: ‘Elektra’ at the Met Does Full Justice to Strauss’s Masterpiece – The New York Times

The director Patrice Chéreau, the conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the soprano Nina Stemme evoke all the terror and intensity the composer built in.

Source: Review: ‘Elektra’ at the Met Does Full Justice to Strauss’s Masterpiece – The New York Times

Platin-ROMY für Otto Schenk: “Ich konnte perfekt einen Nazi spielen” – KURIER.at

Der Schauspieler und Regisseur, 1930 in Wien geboren, wird für sein Lebenswerk mit der Platin-ROMY geehrt. Im Interview erzählt er über sein Attentat auf Hitler und seinen Geruchssinn.

Source: Platin-ROMY für Otto Schenk: “Ich konnte perfekt einen Nazi spielen” – KURIER.at

Staatsoper: Triumph für Kaufmann und Terfel – KURIER.at

Ein Sängerfest im Haus am Ring bei Giacomo Puccinis „Tosca“.

Source: Staatsoper: Triumph für Kaufmann und Terfel – KURIER.at