Monday, May 04, 2009

Burkhard Fritz he isn't

Fresh off of replacing Fritz in the new Berlin State Opera Lohengrin, Klaus Florian Vogt will join that house's orchestra in town this month to replace Fritz in Das Lied von der Erde at Carnegie. (Thanks to Intermezzo, who just saw Vogt sing this in Paris, for the tip.)

Maybe the local press will finally get around to acknowledging Vogt's existence -- something they failed to do in 2006 despite one of the greatest and most stunning Met debuts ever.

With Dorothea Röschmann already singing in symphonies 2, 4, and some of the Knaben Wunderhorn songs, the Berliners' Mahler cycle is a good occasion for too-little-seen German singers.

(Yes, posts on the weekend's Götterdämmerung and Pregardien recital are forthcoming. Also one on Elisir, eventually.)

1 comment:

Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.