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 […]

Too Hot To Handel

This post could also have been titled “5 Reasons Why We Are Happy,” or similar.  There are actually more than just five; the Salzburg production of Julius Caesar makes us happy on so many levels. By now, the first official reviews are coming in, and the non-professionals I talked to, who were attending the première yesterday are still too […]

Neumarkt, 23 March 2012

– by Lankin – The Concert Hall The Reitstadel in Neumarkt is famous for its acoustics and is frequently used for recording. It is a box-shaped room with a balcony at the back, with seating space for a total of around 500 people, but a good many were standing that night, so there were more. The […]

Gran Teatre amb Philippe

– by Biri – Han pasado unos meses desde aquella noche, pero como suele ser con él, una noche inolvidable. No, no ha sido mi primera vez y espero con todo corazón de que no sea la última. He perdido la cuenta de cuantas veces he escuchado sus cd’s en mi coche, pero calculamos una media […]