Monday, May 23, 2011

Placido at the Kennedy Center in Iphigenie en Tuaride -Limited Appearance

See Placido and die!

Let's not get carried away!; but I had to see/hear Placido before his career comes to an end
5/20/11 at 7:30
At the final curtain he playfully told the audience he was not retiring yet. And how old is Placido...? a career spanning 50 years

Iphigénie, high priestess of Taurus, is tormented by dreams of her family’s bloody past and intimations of violence in the future. Will she accede to the barbaric King Thoas’ demands and murder her own brother? Can she survive in this world of bloodshed and fear? Gluck’s masterpiece, Iphigénie en Tauride, with its sweeping score and dramatic story is enjoying a renaissance at major opera houses around the world.

This company premiere features an outstanding cast led by soprano Patricia Racette, “the consummate singing actress” (Chicago Tribune). Hailed as the “greatest operatic artist of modern time” (The Guardian), world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo sings Oreste, Iphigénie’s long-lost brother who is condemned to death. William Lacey returns to the podium to lead this powerful production from Oviedo, Spain by Emilio Sagi.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Invited to Trinity College Dublin in March 2012

very honored to have received an invite to deliver a talk on the Legion of Christ and the dangers of abuse of power in religious organizations to the School of Theology.