Vienna blames conductor for flaccid Magic Flutemain
He had a bad time in Salzburg this summer, squeezing a flabby Cosi fan tutte into an already overcrowded schedule. Now Christoph Eschenbach is being attacked in Vienna for the failure of its new Magic Flute. ‘Meaningless’ said the review in Kurier. Unclean, bloodless, rough sound, said Der Standard. He upset the orchestra, say Kleine Zeitung and Wiener Zeitung. That’s quite a trashing.
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