Scoop: Barrie Kosky to direct 2023 London Ring

We heard it from Sir Antonio Pappano, in a Spectator interview that comes out today.

Pappano, who is meant to be leaving Covent Garden that year, will stay on at least long enough to work with the self-styled ‘gay Jewish kangaroo’ Kosky, whom he calls ‘a good egg’.

More later.

 

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  • RW2013 says:

    So that’s why he’s called “Baroness”…

  • Olassus says:

    We once endured a Kosky Walküre in which Sieglinde served Siegmund and her husband Chinese take-away (in little white boxes) around an ash tree of green slime. Well done, ROH!

  • erich says:

    Well at least he’s got off his Nibelungentreue to the ghastly Keith Warner

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    I don’t know why this Australian embarrassment ever got a gig in the first place. He’s totally uncouth. But, there’s no accounting for taste….

  • Player says:

    Well, that is news, Normanno, and I’m inclined to think good news!

  • Jon says:

    Here’s a trailer for a “Siegfried” that Kosky directed in Hannover in 2011:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=flpnjTG4OMc

    (Siegfried in a Superman costume, Alberich in blackface, Mime as a gay Jew, etc.)

  • Leporello says:

    Another production that will be all director and no composer. How about no lights and we sit in the dark? That should sell tickets.

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