“venera gimadieva nude”, Tito in Aspen and other news from the cave

the nudes …another eyebrow-raising search engine term. Dear reader, I must disappoint you. I actually had to google Ms Gimadieva’s images as I had only a vague idea of how she looked (= brunette). Less of an idea about her in the nude 😉 but I can see how those who like typical Russian features might dig further (and they will have to, I don’t have any related pictures stashed around this blog).

the cave. I’m in the cave because I’ve been struck by ear blockage, which prevented me from going to see Spyres and El-Khoury yesterday. So much for giving Spyres another chance. After some in-house work on my ears I’m crossing my fingers Gerhaher projects tonight because I don’t want to miss him as well now that I finally chanced on a ticket to see him in recital. You see how fate keeps trying to stop me from seeing him?

Tito. It’s been a while, eh? But you might remember it’s not long now that Tito will return to Glyndebourne and the Proms, so there will be a lot of Tito talk around here, like in the good old days.

In the meanwhile, somebody graciously informed me that the Aspen Music Festival is running three Tito dates this August, so if you can get there check it out. I would love to see Tito in that kind of landscape (I’m from a mountain town myself).

Woman at Ground Zero. The show happened on Thursday, before my blocked ear wahala. I loved it! It’s the kind of contemporary opera project I can happily get behind. Post to come.

The Love for Three Oranges. Just for fun 🙂

…just before I ate the one on the left

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About dehggial

opera lover with a predilection for Mozart and Baroque

Posted on July 15, 2017, in 1001 musings on la clemenza di tito, 20th century, contemporary operas, mozart, sopranos and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. (i had another dream we were comparing notes on your computer speakers and my external ones! cant remember which Tito versions though, but were exhanging comments on Vitellia’s first aria)

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  2. (still lurking on Barath’s post)

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  3. Re: Tito in Aspen: “…the Aspen Music Festival is running three Tito dates this August, so if you can get there check it out. I would love to see Tito in that kind of landscape (I’m from a mountain town myself)”—If you ever come this far west, be sure to see something at the Santa Fe Opera (www.santafeopera.org). World-class opera at a lovely venue in the high desert.

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    • Quite interesting! I like the idea of these immersive productions, they did a Monteverdi Orfeo here a few years back but I couldn’t go. As long as they stay true to the libretto, more power to them 🙂 Also I like that Annio and Sesto are girls in the nowadays/English version.

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