Saturday, 10 August 2013
MUSIC: Die Frau Ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss - libretto by Hugo von Hofmannstal
...a fairytale with many a psychological undertone. To be seen at the Met in New York this November or at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2014. I last saw it in Salzburg....a very difficult opera to stage...the music perfect rapture.
BATIK of Javanese [Indonesian] origin is melted wax applied to cotton cloth. In Yogyakarta , I watched fascinated as tradition...