Well, I’ve got my hands on the Guth version of Handel’s Messiah, although part of me wants to lay off the Regie for a week or so. My impulse is to watch something that is visually restful.
In addition to the Handel, I also have this. Or rather I don’t exactly have it. The university library doesn’t own it, so they borrowed it from Emory. Yes, I am naming names here. Emory appears to worry that I will eat this DVD, or use it as a coaster, or turn it into abstract expressionist art or something, because the condition of the loan is that it not be removed from the library. So in order to see what I have begun to think of as Episode II of ‘Stuttgart opera productions from the late 1990s in which Catherine Naglestad is required to do weird things’ I may have to take my laptop to the library, and, well, basically commit video piracy, because I fully intend to copy the thing onto my hard drive and take it home with me to watch in peace.