Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and Cast Le Nozze Di Figaro Berlin Nov 2015

Ildebrando= great actor. There is nothing, nothing, nothing of Don Giovanni in this scene. Same holds true for the entire opera. He disappears into a character. Thanks to Staatsoper Berlin Unter Den Linden Schiller Theatre and photographer Matthias Baus.

The first time I saw the photo below, I thought wow, does Ildebrando fall through the chair? I bet the insurers don't like the risk. He and Anna Prohaska crawl through the canvas back of the chair. The staging leaves insurers free to think about racing goggles.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo Don Giovanni Japan 2015

Donna Elvira (Joyce DiDonato) her gown has script on it and there is script flowing across the three floor set. I thought perhaps Don Giovanni (Ildebrando D'Arcangelo) gets caught in the words during the Commendatore Scene. That's not exactly what happens, as you can see the image of Donna Elvira or perhaps Donna Anna on the set.