Category Archives: Opera

Keith Warner resigning – crisis at The Royal Danish Opera

Artistic director at The Royal Danish Opera Keith Warner resigned last night after some terrible cutbacks at the theatre. Keith Warner has been in Copenhagen for less than a year and is the victim of a serious case of buying … Continue reading

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Purrrrche porti la gonella. Schrott and the list

Something for a lazy Sunday afternoon: Erwin Schrott sang Leporello’s aria at Placido Domingo’s 70th birthday concert. (via Opera Chic) /anna

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Still in the blizzard here. 10 cm this night and it just goes on and on. Had to dig out my car this morning. It took me 15 minutes to liberate it. And then good old At the Lighthouse led … Continue reading

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The Royal Danish Theatre on Fire

The Royal Danish Theatre made a terrific new commercial. One of the actors dreams that the theatre is on fire and it was terrifyingly beautiful. In the end his colleague asks “is it still burning?” And of course it is! … Continue reading

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Deh vieni alla finestra, cara Victoria

For me this week has been in the sign of two wonderful, laughing brunettes: Cecilia Bartoli and crown princess Victoria of Sweden. Cecilia because she came to Copenhagen to receive the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. I attended the concert with … Continue reading

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Do you like opera, Tom? Well, do ya, punk?!

As an opera lover I find it extremely annoying when opera is raped by people who in a quest to show how sensitive and artistic they are pick poor opera as their medium. You know when you are dragged through … Continue reading

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E poi… e poi? La morte è il nulla!

The Swedes are lucky. They have the fabulous Daniel Harding leading their radio symphony orchestra for one thing. And some days ago they gave a New Year’s concert with none other than Welsh bass barytone Bryn Terfel. Watching the show, … Continue reading

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