[Is it too soon to start counting backwards? It’s exactly three more months until Vienna Staatsoper will unpack their “Alcina” again (not this staging, though, which may be a good thing, if I am interested in my continued survival), once more with Marc Minkowski at the helm of Les Musiciens du Louve and a Greek-rooted soprano in the lead (this time, it’s the other one). – Today in “things that would likely have given me a heart attack had I seen them, so I guess I should be happy that I didn’t, but I’m not, really”: Myrtò Papatanasiu (Alcina) in Handel’s “Alcina” in the legendary Wieler/Morabito staging, Stuttgart 2011. – Photo Credit: A.T. Schaefer/Staatsoper Stuttgart]
There might a paid streaming option come October, though I doubt Vienna will schedule it for a revival where they only invested in the conductor and the lead — but I will keep an eye out and post any information.
Meanwhile, thadieu and I have a first set of tickets secured (it’s nearly all sold out already) and the reasonable shoes polished (though perhaps it should be flip-flops and a floating tire, for a tour to an enchanted island?) to join the standing room queue, with plans to see the entire run, if work permits (yes, that means you may have to suffer through more than one review).