Bravura In The Face Of Trash

A personal note: I know I am terribly late publishing this. Something always got in the way. For the sake of completeness: Here’s my review. The performance was at the Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, on August 29, 2012. by Lankin I had seen the production of Julius Caesar already as a stream from the Pfingsfestspiele; to see […]

The Making Of Artaserse

– By Lankin – Artaserse – Leonardo Vinci – Nancy, 02. Nov. 2012 I’m sure you know that feeling – when you’ve seen a movie, and watch the making-of, the point of view gets tilted. All the actions, the plot, the intensity, can now be watched from an outsider’s point of view. The illusion crumbles; it’s […]

Lovers, I can tell you …

“Le Tourbillon des Sentiments” – 24 June 2012, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus – by Lankin – The pieces from the programme “Le Tourbillon des Sentiments” may have been written in the 17th century; however, Marie-Nicole Lemieux & Philippe Jaroussky, supported by the ‘Ensemble Artaserse’, made them seem brand new. After all, love as a topic has never become out-dated. “Amanti, […]

Artaserse, Prince of Persia

It’s only a few months now until the premiere of “Artaserse.” I thought I would just collect a few links that could be helpful to skim through, to get into the spirit; of course I’m happy if anyone can amend the collection. – by Lankin – The Opera There are many operas called “Artaserse” using the same libretto,  Pietro […]