[Brigitte Fassbaender as “Rosenkavalier”, New York 1974. – Photo Credit: James Heffernan/MET]
Some things really can’t be improved. Like the perfect little back dress. Or the perfect white dress shirt. Or Brigitte Fassbaender as Octavian 1979 – at least that’s what I thought before I stumbled across this picture. Hm, 1974 or 1979?
Five years before the legendary Kleiber production in Munich with Popp and Jones (available on DVD), Brigitte Fassbaender gave her Octavian debut at the MET. If DVDs could be worn out the way videotapes did, my Munich 1979 DVD would be worn out (though not as much as the 1994 Vienna one – you know the one I’m talking about, followed closely by New York 1982), but a look at the classic white-shirt-and-black above makes me wish for a 1974 DVD in addition.
Are there any favorite worn out videotapes in your closets?