Saturday, August 31, 2013


There are now at least five women in the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig played Mahler 9 on Saturday to great effect. The maestro was very pleased.

I got back to my hotel after in time to see the final credits roll on Don Carlo on the ORF.

The seats in both houses of the Salzburger Festspiele are very uncomfortable, especially in long works like Meistersinger

Tried Kaiserschmarrn today and liked it. When in Austria, do as the Austrians do.

Lotfi Mansouri has died. He was formerly head of the San Francisco Opera.  His obituaries are saying he invented supertitles.  I didn't know that.

I no sooner said that Eva-Maria Westbroek was ready for something bigger than I found she is scheduled to do Isolde in Bayreuth in 2015.

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