31/12 Berlin Philharmoniker Silvesterkonzert
Simon Rattle, Lang Lang
Repeat on medici.tv, and on the Berliner-Philharmoniker site.
31/12 Semperoper Dresden Silversterkonzert
Christian Thielemann, Renée Fleming, Klaus Florian Vogt
Repeat on ZDF HD
(Renée sings way off key).
1/1/14 Wiener Neujahrskonzert Daniel Barenboim, Vienna Philharmoniker
Broadcast everywhere! But with video on BBC I-player
5/1/14 Gerhaher singt Schumann Coburg
5/1/14 Don Giovanni Netrebko etc Baden-Baden Mezzo SD 1600hr
7/1/14 Einstein on the Beach Théâtre du Châtelet de Paris Mezzo 1740hr
12/1/14 VERDI GALA GENOVA LIVESTREAM 1900 hr
16/1/14 Madama Butterfly Echalaz Met free live stream
Please note some are pay, some not available in all countries, and 3SAt needs special connections. .
I missed the Vienna Staatsoper Die Fledermaus with prehistoric costumes (Schenk) but heard the MET Die Fledermaus in the new production by Jeremy Sams which looks wonderful on stills. Pity about the spoken dialogue, which was strained and arch, like a bad sitcom. Awful singing - far too self conscious. Perhaps it's a cultural thing. In Europe, humour and art are subversive. That's why Karajan and Kleiber are so good - they bring out the tension and savagery in the operetta. Au fond, Die Fledermaus is not frothy kitsch. Alcohol loosens inhibitions. Beware!