Saturday, February 14, 2009

M for René

Faust opens tomorrow, 15th of Feb at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden
in a production directed by Karsten Wiegand

René Pape as Méphistophélès
Charles Castronovo as Faust
Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite
Roman Trekel as Valentin.

Rumour has it that Marina Poplavskaya
is "indisposed" or currently recovering from a cold.

Dunno about u, but these pics sure rang a bell to me...

And for those who can't wait till opening night,
here 's René Pape, singing

Le veau d' Or

from the Dress Rehearsal of the 12th of February


teresa said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm for René!

Anonymous said...

"L'elisir d'amore" or "L'elisir di kitsch" in all...its grandeur!
Viva las Vegas and viva the King in the opera! Let me guess whose turn is next; Madonna's?


mike said...

I just heard that René Pape cancelled due to illness.

mostly opera... said...

mike - don´t believe everything you hear :) He was ill, and the intermission was prolonged because of it, but he did sing it all.