30 September 2006

A Most Stylish Curtain Call

Opinion on Cristina Gallardo-Domas's Butterfly has been divided. The Diaries is firmly on the pro side of the debate. But Sieglinde is off to the matinee today for a second hearing, this time without the fog of opening night, prima-evening jitters, shiny people that divert attention, or a conductor uncommitted to this Puccini. Her report will come by early next week. One point of agreement may be the graceful curtain call, most certainly choreographed by the director Minghella. The video above is from opening night.