14 January 2005


Brotherly Love

East Rock News. The memories I have of New Haven are mostly terrifying, so I was heartened to see something good come out of that place.

Carnegie Hall News. Christoph Eschenbach comes to New York with his Philly gang for a concert Parsifal, Act III on January 18. In the Philly Orchestra website, meteorite Roberta Knie is listed as the penitent Kundry; on the other hand, Carnegie Hall's website snubs her. Kundry, of course, while very much part of the action, sings only one line in Act III. "Dienen ... dienen!" (To serve ... to serve.) I wonder if La Knie has been told that it will be a concert performance. What's that? Whatever happened to Baby Roberta Knie?, Enzo Bordello at parterre asks the same question in his delish New Orleans memoirs. It is a must read. (I ask, whatever happened to Baby Bill?)