Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bel Canto 2: Hello from Lorraine!

Freezing cold in Nancy... brrrr.... where I arrived a couple of hours ago to see  L'italiana in Algeri. The City Hall Square where you also find the Opéra National de Lorraine is beautiful.

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] ;)

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    hope you had a great evening with Rossine. We have been to Nancy two years ago (Tote Stadt by Korngold) and loved the city and the Opera house!!!!
    Do not miss the little zoo near the Opera house (Jardin de Plantes) with free entrance. There has been a very old schimpaneese two years ago - hopefully he is still alive.
    Best regards from Werther