Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The greeks go wild and Riccardo Muti sells out!


Tickets would be out today at 8.30 am for the Riccardo Muti - Elaine Alvarez - Olga Borodina - Mario Zeffiri - Ildar Abdrazakov concert .

Two hours later and the concert has practically sold out as very few of the about 5.500 tickets for Maestro Muti are now available!

Poor Parsi won't be at the concert as he will be there, but i hope my spies will...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Με τι τρόπο έχει αναμειχθεί στην όλη
εκδήλωση η φιλανθρωπική οργάνωση "Ελπίδα" και κράτησε τα περισσότερα και καλύτερα εισιτήρια σε υψηλές τιμές;

Parsifal said...

Aaaa pou na kserw, den eimai kollitos me th Marianna! Gia peite, gia peite! (Egw auto pou kserw einai oti h Fleming k o Muti tha meinoun sto Hilton se complimentary presidential suite).

Kenderina said...

Poor parsi...no me da ninguna pena, la verdad, jajajajajaja. Mykonos mucho mejor que el señor Muti...donde va a parar !!!

Alina said...

If you expect me to feel sorry for you that you are having a ball on Mykonos you are put of luck :-p

I think both you and Muti will survive it ;-))) Have fun and get a nice tan!

Parsifal said...

Well, believe it or not, when this trip was organised, i said to my friends that i would leave Mykonos on the 8th of July just to be at the concert...then i gave it a second thought and decided to stick to the mojitos on the beach....

mahler76 said...

So Muti is sold out????? Pados ki ego sti Mykono tha emena kai ohi gia to nisi alla gia tin parea ;)

Maria said...

In spite of the enthousiasm and the
gloating of the sold out tickets the fact remains that the tickets were too expensive starting from 30 euros whereas in Ravenna they start from 13 euros for the same performance on July 6th! Mr Muti was recorded in his
interview on 2nd June in Chicago and said that classical music should not be only for those who are capable culturally or economically. You can
watch him in the site of "cso.org "
in google. It worths the while to listen to him. He does not sound either arrogant or superficial at all. It is a pity that the administration of the Athens festival think and act differently and mainly for the elit excluding the people of low income.

Parsifal said...

hey Maria, welcome.

I agree with what you say but we have to admit that the prices of the Athens Festival are in general very low (i dont think there is an opera house in the world where you could watch Sokurov's Boris Godunov with maximum 60 euros...)- and as an Athens Festival goer for over 16 years, i give credit to the Director mr Loukos 'cause the prices of the Athens Festival 2008 are even cheaper than the prices of the Athens Festival 2000....

Willym said...

Poverino!!! Let me wipe a tear from my eye... yes .. yes... there's one!

Are you still going to Macerata? I see that the Atilla has disappeared from the schedule. Not sure what's happening there.

Parsifal said...

Hey Will!

I m NOT going to Macerata! The morons there are finally gonna do only Cleopatra with Dimitra AND NOT Atilla because they re out of money! Great programming you guys! Thank god i hadnt bought any plane tickets and stuff.... But hey, i'm seeing Sokurov's Boris Godunov and Carsen's Midsummer's night dream in a just a month! Who gives a damn for the Sferisterio...

Maria said...

Hello, Parsifal.
The issue is not how much Mr Loukos charges for the most expensive tickets but how much he asks for the cheapest ones which could be affordable by the people of low income! Even in the Lucerne Festival for Wiener Philarmoniker under Mr Muti's baton the lowest price is 19 euros. So the point is not to support Mr Loukos for
what he has offered to the rich but to the poor and Greece has a lot of them nowadays, as you know.
By the way, the foundation "Hope" have bought half of the tickets and this is the reason why the cashiers did not have many to sell yesterday.
Maria.

Willym said...

Bastards!!! I was looking forward to Dimitra and Attila - and they tell me the town is lovely. But I'll be damned if I'll drive 3 hours for another Tosca or Carmen. All I've got coming up is the Bocelli Carmen on Friday..... Laurent wants to bring vegetables to throw but I'll check his pockets before we leave!!!

Parsifal said...

Maria

i remind you that the cheapest ticket for both operas costs 20 euros and the student concession costs 10 euros! And these are seats with full visibility! Believe me, i ve paid 50+ euros in theatres where i couldnt see not even half of the stage!!! (And i cant take into consideration complaints about these prices when the greeks pay 5.00+ euro for a cup of coffee-almost daily- and 10.00+ euro for a cocktail....)

Maria said...

Dear Parsifal,
you insist on talking about the average or rich Greek people!
I can understand that in fact it is
a matter of hidden egoism so you want me either to admit that you are right or to remain silent. I choose to write no more on the subject as I believe that a sensible person can understand me and because I've made my point.
Thank you and have a nice evening!

Parsifal said...

So, your point is that a 20 euro ticket is an expensive ticket??? This is what my hidden egoism wants you to admit??? I mean, you re talking serious about this??? When the ticket to the cinema has reached 9,5 euros? Well, if we protest, what should the british say when they have to pay minimum 30 pounds for a decent seat at the Upper Amphitheatre of the ROH...And when you speak about tickets of 13 or 19 euros, have you checked if they have ANY visibility? Dear Maria, the average greeks wont buy the 30 euro tickets, the average greeks wont even be there or dont give a damn about Muti....and the rich greeks wont buy tickets at all, they will get invitations by the Foundation....

Kenderina said...

Yes, the rich everywhere go to the opera for free....it's rather funny, isn't it ? ;)

The 19 euros tickets in Luzern were in fact, standing tickets (Alina and I were looking for tickets to go to the Lied von der Erde concert, finally we decided not to go).