Erwin Schrott

New York Arts in Germany

Mozart and Da Ponte’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Many of my most memorable early operatic experiences came from the Bayerische Staatsoper, either from when I was a student or a somewhat underoccupied summer intern in public relations. It's been all too long since my last visit, not to mention my last look at the Aigina pediments or the great Dürers in the Alte Pinakothek. In operatic terms the work of the Staatsoper is very much on this level. Hence, I'll not soon forget this three-day orgy, which began with a fine Nozze di Figaro, continued with Donizetti's Roberto Devereux with none other than Edita Gruberova as Elisabetta, and concluded with an important premiere, Peter Eötvös' and Albert Ostermaier's Die Tragödie des Teufels, an impeccable performance in a spectacular staging.


Don Giovanni at the Met x 2

Metropolitan Opera House
Don Giovanni
Mozart-Da Ponte
Conductor – Louis Langrée
Continuo: Dennis Giauque, Harpsichord
David Heiss, Cello
Mandolin Solo: Joyce Rasmussen Balint

Production – Marthe Keller
Set Designer – Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer – Christine Rabot-Pinson
Lighting Designer – …

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