In an interview on the festival podcast, he seems quite pleased to have gone unseen.
“Da geht einem ja wirklich das Herz auf. Ein echter Weltstar.” Who are those announcers, and what audience do they think they are trying to appeal to?
Two of the most prominent newspaper critiques in Germany. And two of the most unpleasant ‘full of themselves’ human beings one can imagine. Comes with the territory. Schein statt sein.
Manuela Brug and?
Pity everybody could hear him, at Bayreuth and elsewhere. For his “directing traffic” this summer was the predictable failure it could only be.
So its your job to constantly heckle Domingo? Who are you?
Let them heckle. PD will still go down in history as the king of opera.
It was the worst Walküre I have ever experienced. He did not know what to do with the orchestra. Poor singers did their best to save the evening. Still, Placido’s fans remained loyal despite his horrendous ‘conducting’.
Are they SURE they really got Placido Domingo?
What about the poor guy he hired to help him as permanent assistant for the brass section in the pit ?
It all so almost poignantly brings to mind ‘How Not To Be Seen’ off Monty Python’s Flying Circus. No irony intended.
Some history about PD
His first operatic roles were in the Tel Aviv Opera led by Edis De Philippe (I hope I spell her namw correctly). I believe it was in the 1960’s. PS was poorly paid and received foreign newpapers and food for free from a nearby newspaper kiosk on Allenby street in Tel Aviv owned by Menachem Friedman and his mother Mina. Although the size of a closet, this kiosk was the only place in Tel Aviv at the time where it was possible to obtain the full plethora of foreign newspapers and magazines and was a hub of intellectuals and foreigners residing in Tel Aviv. PD was one of them.
And this has what to do with his dilettantish conducting skills?
A) no connection intended. B) You appear obsessed with PD which does not add much weight to your criticism of his conducting.
Domingo should never ever be a conductor. He should give conducting completely up and step aside for a far vastly superior woman conductor instead. He should be singing under women conductors because they can help make him sing even better than any male conductor could. He should also end his management career as well and report directly to women administrative leaders. Men should never ever lead over others. Men should be subordinate to women at all times.
Domingo shouldn’t be allowed to sing either, they should employ a woman (or someone who identifies as a woman). I think you are insufficiently feminist. Get with the sisterhood.
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