radio alert

now, Harteros and Kaufmann on BR-klassik, Verdi’s Il Trovatore
27-jun-2013, 13:00 EST, 19:00 CET


© Bayerische Staatsoper

© Wilfried Hösl, Bayerische Staatsoper

niiiiiiice singing from Harteros, loooud scream BRARA from the audience
The bass has arrived, Kwangchul Youn. we remember him as the head of the Capulet in the dresden’s capuleti radio recording 1999…
argh, too bad i can’t be there, we remember they turned me down 2x for tix request for this same show… coz you know i want to hear Harteros liiiiiiivvveee . But so nice to have both radio today and video stream on 5-july-2013… it was a clip of her singing this that got me listening and discovering this whole opera 2 months ago during dormation…
and now, viscious duet Harteros + bass and the tenor…
Azucena is now appearing singing about tossing her child into the fire…
wow, lovely and extremely clear french from conductor, something about being absurb, complex, bizarre, meant to be a compliment to the music… then the German dubbing took over…

Onto 2nd act.
And on the last high note, Leonora has swallowed the poison.. poor her, now onto the desperate duet with the bass

That’s a wrap up. many many applause, and stomping for Anja, and more stomping for Kaufmann.
some booing… should be interesting set to see on 5-jul.


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7 Responses to radio alert

  1. Eyesometric says:

    I believe there has been controversy over the production so that was quite likely booing at the director.

    • thả diều says:

      i was confused seeing those comments last week, at least the ones hurling insults around, wasn’t sure if that was ref. to staging… though i’ve seen pix of staging, should be interesting to watch, Harteros in sunglasses 😉
      now in office for relistening, the capturing machine functioned JUST in time for the first bar of music, before that was 15min of cursing 😀

    • thả diều says:

      wow, just saw the trailer, pretty drastic!

  2. stray says:

    Listened on headphones at work, it was cool but Kaufmann needed a volume notch added somewhere between 1 and 11.

    • thả diều says:

      i’ve listened twice now, love Harteros, am debating Kaufmann… by volume notch you mean if he could vary the intensity a bit? it sounded on my headset as if it was on 11 ninety percent of the time… took me a while… but am still not quite warmed up to the mezzo either… like the bass but at times it sounded like both him and the orchestra could use some combined boost of energy…

      • stray says:

        Yes on every point. Plus that single four-square tempo strategy in the last scene didn’t help things, though its purpose may be clearer once we can see the staging.

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