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William Tell in Munich

Yesterday the Bavarian State Opera streamed a telecast of its new production of Rossini’s William Tell. The production team, lead by Antú Romero Nunes, was booed during their curtain calls. This was a show was best audited with the picture off. The time was moved to what could have been that of the Nazis. There…

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Les Troyens in HD – The Repeat

Hector Berlioz’s massive masterpiece about the fall of Troy and its aftermath was repeated in Lubbock last night before a small group of opera lovers; only four made it to the end which was precisely at midnight. There are few, if any, composers who were as original as Berlioz and therein lies both his appeal and the…

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Bryan Hymel in Les Troyens at the Met

The Metropolitan Opera presented Berlioz’ gargantuan epic Les Troyens today to its HD audience. Because of another commitment I was unable to attend the performance. I’ll catch the repeat. But I did get to hear the last act. Tenor Marcello Giordani was supposed to the sing the opera’s most challenging role – Aeneas. But he withdrew…

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