Monday, 8 August 2011

Bayreuth Lohengrin live online, Sunday

Sunday 14th 1600 German time - direct from the Festspielhaus Bayreuth, Richard Wagner's (who else) Lohengrin. HERE IS THE LINK ! Live, online, international, and very high quality, courtesy of Siemens AG. State of the art. If you can wire your PC onto bigscreen TV, you can have a party at home, no airport and hotel, no carbon emissions, no security hassle. Register and pay 14,90 euro in advance, but that's still a quarter of the price of Met HD. On demand screening will be available for 2 weeks until 30th August.

Klaus Florian Vogt - one of the best Lohengrins about! Annette Dasch, Petra Lang, Tomas Tomasson, Georg Zeppenfeld, Samuel Youn, Andris Nelsons conducts - sure to be good. It's the fabled Hans Neuenfels production from last year, the one with the giant mice. In 2009 Siemens brought us the controversial Christoph Marthaler Tristan und Isolde, which I liked (see review HERE)  I still don't get the hospital bed Liebestod, but the first two acts were good. Love or hate Marthaler or Neuenfels, anything would be better than Tankred Dorst's brain-free Die Walküre reviewed HERE.

Two who have already seen Neuenfel's Lohengrin are Opera Cake and Boulezian. Please clip on the links for more.Enjoy reading, enjoy watching!

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