Friday, August 19, 2011


The inner dialog around Griselda was intense and quite lengthy, in serious contrast to the short review.  I eschewed my usual diatribe against Peter Sellars.  He is a fascinating lecturer.  It's only his actual profession I have problems with:  stage director and production designer.  I cut him some slack because perhaps no one could probably have saved Griselda.

I learned that the complete budget for this year at the Santa Fe Opera was $11,000,000.  In the world of big time opera that is peanuts.  City Opera pays more than that just for rent.

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