Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Catch up on New Year's internet broadcasts

Thank you so much Andrzej for this list of international internet broadcasts for first week of January :

31/12 Berlin Philharmoniker Silvesterkonzert
Simon Rattle, Lang Lang
Repeat on, 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 
3SAT 1030

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


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!

1 comment:

Philologus said...

Where does she sing off key - what time?