Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easter = French sentimentality + Viennese charm


Or so the Wiener Symphoniker is saying. And you can see for yourself as their bonbon-stuffed Easter concert, coming up this Sunday, will be streamed for the first time on medici.tv (link & programme here).

Georges Prêtre was scheduled to conduct but is ill and will be replaced by the oh-so-sparkling, er, Bertrand de Billy. And it seems she’s survived being *eaten alive* by Angela Gheorghiu at the Opernball because this blog’s favourite ORF Kulturlady, the gaffe-a-minute Barbara Rett, will be moderating the event. Worth her weight in entertainment gold, that woman.

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