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Offline ritter

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Re: General Opera News
« Reply #700 on: March 07, 2017, 09:18:20 AM »
Kurt Moll has died.

http://slippedisc.com/2017/03/a-great-german-bass-has-died-at-78/
A great bass...one of the greatest portrayals of Gurnemanz preserved on record (under Kubelik and Karajan). RIP.  :(

Alberto Zedda has died today in (fittingly) Pesaro (the birthplace of Rossini). All Rossini fans are indebted to this conductor / musicologist.  :(

http://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/17_marzo_07/morto-maestro-alberto-zedda-rossini-opera-festival-pesaro-direttore-e3c03fca-031f-11e7-abb5-4486feee70af.shtml?refresh_ce-cp
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Re: General Opera News
« Reply #701 on: March 08, 2017, 10:28:01 PM »
Zurich Opera has just announced their 17/18 season programme:
http://www.opernhaus.ch/en/calendar/opera/

Highlights include, I guess, include "Lunea" by Heinz Holliger, Anja Harteros doing "Tosca", a new "Incoronazione di Poppea" (with Julie Fuchs in the title role, as well as Stéphanie d'Oustrac and Valer Sabadus, and Ottavio Dantone conducting), a new "Forza del destino" and some more ... not an all round great programme for the savvy ones, but for me, who has not seen all that many operas on stage, I guess there's plenty of interesting things coming up (including "Fidelio", and plenty of Puccini with "Madama Butterfly", "La Fanciulla del West", "Turandot" and the aforementioned "Tosca").
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Re: General Opera News
« Reply #702 on: March 09, 2017, 12:12:01 AM »
^^^
and a Parsifal, Simone Young conducting. Tempting. Did you/anyone see that Claus Guth production? My only exposure was a weird Lohengrin at La Scala.
Hmmm, I have to think about it... :)

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Re: General Opera News
« Reply #703 on: March 09, 2017, 12:34:08 AM »
^^^
and a Parsifal, Simone Young conducting. Tempting. Did you/anyone see that Claus Guth production? My only exposure was a weird Lohengrin at La Scala.
Hmmm, I have to think about it... :)
Haven't opened up every item on the schedule yet, guess I'll wait for the more convenient paper edition ... but I did see "Parsifal" on the list of course, might be interested as well.

And I still have a mental note about the Sciarrino at La Scala ... but I would inquire with you which seats are proper ones that time  :)
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