Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I watched about half of Boito's Mefistofele streamed from the Bayerische Staatsoper with René Pape as the devil, Joseph Calleja as Faust, Kristine Opolais as Marguerita.  This work has been performed a number of times in San Francisco, and I enjoyed very much the stark, brutal sets from Munich after years of the cute production we have here.  They provided a real witches sabbath.  Incidentally, this part of the Faust story has always confused me.  Faust is supposed to be lured away from heaven by a bunch of witches gathering.  Huh.  I don't get it.  The cast is fantastic.

I went to the movies for The Importance of being Earnest with David Suchet as Lady Bracknell.  It wasn't very funny.  He played her sour which I didn't enjoy.

I may have hated the production, but how can you not love him?


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