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“The most significant dramatic creation since Les Huguenots”

“The most significant dramatic creation since Les Huguenots”

“The most significant dramatic creation since Les Huguenots” Awaiting the return of Parsifal to the Met, “Trove Thursday” hops to the other end of Wagner’s oeuvre with a recent Rienzi der letzte der Tribunen from Madrid featuring Andreas Schager (rumored to be the Met’s next Siegfried), Anja Kampe, Claudia Mahnke, James Rutherford and Stephen Milling.  I was embarrassed to discover how little I knew about Rienzi’s place in the history of Wagner’s operas. I had ... Read More »

2017 in review

2017 in review

2017 in review Call it The Year of the Cancellation. The top 25 most read parterre stories of the year follow the jump.  Among parterre’s more than three million pages viewed by the public (cher and otherwise) during 2017, the most clickable of all were: Apathy greets announcement of Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 season An authentically reactionary revival of Franco Zeffirelli‘s sacred production of Puccini’s Tosca is the highlight of the Met’s 2017-2018 season. The tragically ... Read More »

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