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A Wonderful Opera Day in Zurich with Salome and Tosca

A Wonderful Opera Day in Zurich with Salome and Tosca Like all opera houses worldwide Zurich Opera got hit by the pandemic in March 2020. They tried to still have some performance with a reduced audience and they employed some very innovative techniques. The orchestra and chorus were placed in a rehearsal hall some hundred […]

Opera and Animated Movies – an Overview

Opera and Animated Movies – an Overview I already explored the great relationship of opera and movies in several blogs. But there is a very interesting special case: Opera and Animated Movies. It seems that animators are often attracted to opera, opera music and opera stories. There are very few complete operas which have been […]

OPERA and SILENT MOVIES – an overview

Opera and Silent Movies At first it sounds like a contradiction: Opera and silent movies. But actually there is a rich history of opera and silent movies which you probably did not know much about. I will try here to give an overview of this great relationship with many video examples. Silent movies were attracted […]

Placido Domingo at 80 – A personal appreciation

My relationship with Placido Domingo is special: We are almost of the same age. And Placido is the singer which I have seen and heard  in the theater most of all tenors. I became aware of Placido in 1971 when I purchased the LPs with his Don Carlo (Giulini; Caballe, Verrett, Milnes, Raimondi) This tenor […]


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