Thursday, 19 January 2012

Liederless


The Wiener Staatsoper’s seemingly accursed foray into Liederland suffers yet another setback: Dominique Meyer had the misfortune to book Thomas Quasthoff just as he was winding down his career, Michael Schade got good reviews but anybody who was, um, nobody turned up, and now an ill Diana Damrau has cancelled this evening’s recital of Schubert, Strauss, Fauré and Duparc songs. Wiener who bought tickets – yes, all five of you – can return them at Operngasse 2 and console themselves with this video of Damrau’s lovely ‘Wiegenlied’:


Image credit: Andrea Kremper

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