The international cast, led by Jonas Kaufman in the title role, includes several Polish singers: Krzysztof Bączyk as the Monk and Michał Partyka, Tomasz Kumięga and Andrzej Filończyk as three Flemish envoys.
The sets have been designed by Małgorzata Szczęśniak, one of Poland’s leading stage designers.
“Don Carlos” is Warlikowski’s fifth production at the Paris Opera. His previous productions there include “King Roger” by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski in 2009.
At 52, Warlikowski is regarded as one of Europe’s most acclaimed directors.
In addition to his work in Poland as artistic director of Warsaw’s Nowy Theatre, he has carved out a fine career in opera, directing at Berlin’s Staatsoper (Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress”), the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”), and the Dutch National Opera (Berg’s “Wozzeck”).
In the latest episode of the Substandard (subscribe, review, etc.), we were supposed to spend most of the show talking about aging action stars, tied to the release of The Foreigner. The show took a turn, however, when Vic and I learned that JVL hates sandwiches.
Let that sink in for a moment.
OK, now that you’re prepared—now that you’ve steeled yourself against an unnameable grotesquerie—give the show a listen. I can’t promise you won’t be disgusted by what you hear, but you might be entertained. After the jump, I’ll rank the lunch meats for JVL so he can learn how to truly enjoy the greatness of a fine, handcrafted sandwich.
В сети появились кадры провокационной акции российского художника‐акциониста Петра Павленского по поджогу здания Банка Франции. На кадрах видно, как Павленский поливает горючей жидкостью окна на первом этаже банка и подносит спичку.