This is the first opera David Hermann is producing in France, and it is not surprising that it happens outside of Paris (where only talentless or half-witted directors are invited to produce opera these days)
|Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy|
I LOVED The Queen of Spades David Hermann produced in Basel a year ago (with outstanding Lisa by Svetlana Ignatovich), worshiped his recent take on Les Troyens in Karlsruhe (with unbeatable Didon by Heidi Melton), which then explains my trip to this lovely (if a bit sleepy) city of Nancy.
Will blog tonite after the show.
I saw a woman sipping coffee in front of one caffé at 11:00 in the morning. I swear it was below freezing outside...
Made me man up and "enjoy" the walks ;) Too bad the Fine Arts Museum is closed for refurbishing
|Just a chunk of the vast Stanislas square -- City Hall of Nancy in the photo|
|Opposite the City Hall (beautiful street with a peek through the Arc at a Chateau...|
|Well, of course I did find a yummy pastry shop in Nancy [surprisingly opened on Sunday] ;)|