Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Useful info...

  • Tomorrow, Thursday June 9 at 20:00 (cet) you can watch the live webcast of Salomé from Opéra Royal de Wallonie.  The cast is more than interesting. Curiously the opera will be performed in its original language -- i.e. in French-- with June Anderson in the title role. This show simply must be better than Otello that we were given to see a month ago on the same portal. Here is the link where you can see it (live!)

  • New David McVicar production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, that was premiered in May in Glyndebourne, will be live broadcast on, on Sunday - June 26 at 16:00 (cet). Marco Jentzsch is a superb Walther, and Johannes Martin Kräntzle should be a brilliant Beckmesser. I am not sure if singing as big a role as Hans Sachs was a wise choice by Gerald Finley, but I would be more than glad to be proven wrong. Here is your link.

  • New Stefan Herheim production of Eugene Onegin will be live broadcast from De Nederlandse opera in Amsterdam on Thursday June 23 at 20:00  (cet) on Mezzo-TV (Yours Truly will see the show in Amsterdam...) Excellent cast from which our beloved Tatiana Monogarova will be missed, but Lenski by Andrey Dunaev should be a treat to any and every opera fan. The world's best orchestra in the pit will be conducted by the genius among conductors: Mariss Jansons.

  • One more interesting live broadcast is scheduled for Friday, June 17 at 20:00 (cet), also on Mezzo-TV, with Roberto Alagna singing the  role of Rodrigo in Massenet's Le Cid at Opéra Marseille. Good luck with that production, but at least Alagna will be interesting to listen to...
You're welcome!


  1. Argh, the frustration of not being able to watch Mezzo in the US. Any websites anyone? Eugene Onegin and Janssons - Even being able to hear this would be a treat.

  2. Great news...!! Specially Alagna's Le Cid. Thanks...

  3. Hi Kannan. Sorry! I asked the Mezzo-TV folks if there is a possibility to receive it via any of the US cable networks, and they said no (apparently discussions to make it available are in progress...)

    Hi Mei! Long time no see. I figure I never listened to that entire opera. I only know two arias and that's it. Don't expect any good production but Alagna is at his best right now so it should be good.