Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Looking forward

Yesterday was a slow day at work. Today I thought it would never end. Now the students have to pay for what they print out. So it was student cards, PUK codes and printers working or not. Another month of working 50 %. Maybe I will work more next month. My plans for travel and free days for January, February & March is OK.

2010-01-29 Elektra (Strauss), Opernhaus Zurich
Klytämnestra = Agnes Baltsa
Elektra = Eva Johansson
Chrysothemis = Emily Magee
2010-01-30 Nabucco (Verdi), Opernhaus Zurich
Nabucco = Juan Pons
Ismaele = Boiko Zvetanov
Abigaille = Maria Guleghina

Rolando Villazón debütiert am Opernhaus Zürich

Der mexikanische Startenor Rolando Villazón gibt am 21. Mai 2010 sein lang erwartetes Debüt am Opernhaus Zürich. Er ist sowohl am 21. als auch am 24. Mai in der Rolle des Alfredo in Verdis „La Traviata“ zu erleben. Für beide Vorstellungen sind ab sofort Karten an der Billetkasse und online erhältlich.
©Foto Felix Broede/DG
Rolando Villazon debut in Zurich as Alfredo in Verdi's LA TRAVIATA on May 21, and sings on May 24 too. Gala ticket prize

La Traviata - Verdi

In Italian with German surtitles
Set design
Choir rehearsal
Eva Mei (Violetta Valéry), Anja Schlosser (Flora Bervoix), Liuba Chuchrova (Annina); Rolando Villazon (Alfredo Germont), Leo Nucci (Giorgio Germont), Boguslaw Bidzinski (Gastone), Cheyne Davidson (Barone Douphal), Davide Fersini (Marquese d Obigny), Tomasz Slawinski (Dottor Grenvil)
Work description
Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after the play “La dame aux camellias” (1852)
by Alexandre Dumas fils
Première: 6 March 1853,
Teatro La Fenice, Venice

La Traviata, “the woman who has gone astray”: flippantly trifling with love, she has rich men to idolise and keep her – until she encounters Alfredo Germont, and with him true love. However, their happiness is short-lived, for Alfredo’s father does everything in his power to prevent the misalliance of his son with a demimondaine. In despair, Violetta relinquishes her lover and returns to her earlier life, until she dies of consumption.

For more reviews from my travels, see www.operaduetstravel.com

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