Earlier tonight at la Scala, the performance -- in concert form -- of "Fidelio": the Wiener Staatsoper conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and the cast (led by Peter Seiffert and Nina Stemme), enjoyed a massive, 10-minute ovation by the audience.
Carlos Alvarez, Nina Stemme, Salvatore Licitra, Nadia Krasteva et al. in La forza del destino on stage at the Vienna opera house. Conducted by Zubin Mehta, directed by David Pountney, premieres March 1, 2008. Come one, come all to the drrrtiest little wh0arhaUs in Hornachuelos.