Or so says the old German blogging proverb I just made up.
- Martin Kettle describes an audacious Oslo production of Tannhäuser by Stefan Herheim in the Guardian. I would love to see Herheim at the Met, but realistically speaking his work probably falls under the category of Shit We Can’t Handle Here. (Meaning “shit” in the most admiring way.) Alas.
- A few months old but unfortunately eternally relevant: Proper Discord’s 10 clichés of classical music journalism. Classical music is dying/will be saved by Twitter/magically heals everything.
- John Adams: “New York Philharmonic to install new speedy exit ramp for patrons.” Hello, reason why I avoid NY Phil concerts. P.S. If you aren’t already a regular reader of John Adams’s blog, BECOME ONE. It is awesome.
- The Bayerische Staatsoper has started a blog. With some nice web design, bon mots from the costume department, and illustrated explanations of stage effects involving enormous quantities of water from their tech director. And they totally pwnd all the other Staatsopers in Germany by taking that URL. You’re going down, Unter den Linden. (In German.)