Depressed by the Vienna mass audience?
The good news is that, for the second year running, the Berlin Philharmonic extravaganza on German ARD television has been overwhelmed in the ratings by the Dresden Staatskapelle on ZDF – and this despite a Netrebko no-show in the Meissen china showcase. Details on intermezzo.
It’s a big win for Christian Thielemann and an embarrassment for Simon Rattle, whose German media appeal is not what it was.
Thiely has also taken over Rattle’s slot at Salzburg Easter Festival. Are we reading runes here? You bet we are.
Oh, and here’s Trebs in last year’s yes-show.