Sunday, August 17, 2008

Salome calzone


Are you a stage-director on the verge of a nervous breakdown?

Is your primadonna a)too fat, b)too old, c)too ugly, d)all the above
and you still have to stage a Salome with her because she 's a good singer?

Don't worry dear reggisseur, we have the perfect solution for you!

The fact is that, not we, but Peter Mussbach has the solution for you:

You just put your Salome singing under a bedsheet!!! Ain't that devilishly simple!?
That way both you will be happy that you have covered the ugly b*tch that would destroy your phenomenal, so unique regie, and the opera purists will be happy as there will be only music and singing! No acting and crap.

You dont believe me? Check Mussbach's xtraordinary Salome finale:



ps. Evelyn Herlitzius is by no means an ugly fat old b*tch. She 's a great singer who had the oh! so bad luck to work with Mussbach.

7 comments:

mostly opera... said...

Well, Peter Mussbach normally is extraordinary stylish and seems to value aesthetics above all in his productions to a degree where the drama sometimes is missing.
But with this Dresden Salome he seems to have been somewhat overimaginative - you didn´t even mention, that the entire opera takes place in a swimming-pool..

Now, Peter Mussbach may obviously have good reasons to feel that the drama of Salome is best expressed in the environment of a swimming-pool, though I haven´t managed to find out exactly what these reasons are. If someone knows, please share it..

Carlos said...

Parsi, ¡eres un crack dando las noticias! ;)

Willym said...

What is the Kabah doing in the middle of a swimming pool? When did the executioner-soldier become a tenor? How the hell did she sing with that over her face? Was this broadcast so it could be heard and not seen?

Pierre said...

I've downloaded it from Opera Share last week, wtchd at it dor 45 seconds and thrown it out.
A perfect shit, as you write, parsifal...

poltergeist said...

Is that Salome, or The Phantom of the Opera? ;)

Cinestef said...

It's the Phantom of Salome!

Parsifal said...

Ok, I'm glad we all agree that this is crappy. Poor girl...