No geoblocking: Minkowski-von Otter Nuits d’été from Opéra Royal de Versailles

No geoblocking: Minkowski-von Otter Nuits d’été from Opéra Royal de Versailles

…finally available to watch HERE. Tried it several times before, no luck. Many thanks to Valkirio for the find.

Some spectacular close-ups of von Otter, something I missed in the Mahler Abbado from Berlin, which survived on YouTube precisely one day after it was shown on Arte and BerlinPhil Digital Hall. (Curtain calls still on YT) As one obscure writer once said, older women’s skin is not a boring, blank canvas, but a narration.

(And no hair clips in sight! Everything just dandy.)

16 thoughts on “No geoblocking: Minkowski-von Otter Nuits d’été from Opéra Royal de Versailles

  1. Fabulous, thanks! Mahler doesn’t exactly make me hot under the collar, but Otter can sing anything — even “Money, Money, Money”, and very nasally if she chooses — and I’ll be floored. I am ridiculous that way.

    I am watching again the Berlioz concert and can’t stop thinking how well directed the broadcast is. The BerlinPhil broadcast I think never zoomed in closer than the waist frame, and (foolish democratic notions!) spent a lot of time on young instrumentalists. Note to broadcasters of Otter concerts: if I can’t see the vein above the right temple, you’re not doing it right.

    1. OH MY GOD! Did you see how she kissed the young alto player’s hand at the end, Paulo, after Le roi de Thule? He kissed her hand, and then she kissed his back. Lucky bastards, young men, you are.

      God, that was priceless.

      1. It is very well directed, indeed. And she is all elegance impersonated. She can as well turn the pages for her pianist while he is playing an instrumental piece, as she did years ago in Lisbon. A real Lady.

  2. Fantastic find… I shall make an appointment with this program and a nice white wine. While the lack of closeups in the Mahler concert is to be lamented, I did appreciate the eloquence of her hands.

  3. Really well directed. You’ll see in one frame when her voice is only paired with a woodwind solo: the soloist is behind her left shoulder and she’s blurred in front, but as the phrase develops, he is gradually blurred out of focus and she is sharpened.

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