We hear that a Sony crew has turned up in Perm, central Russia, to record Cosi fan tutte.
Where on earth?
Well, the artistic director in Perm is an entrepreneurial Greek conductor, Teodor Currentzis, and it looks like he has some deal going with Sony as they have already recorded a Rameau gala and a Marriage of Figaro in Perm. Probably, they get the orchestra and chorus for free.
Right now, they are back in Perm with a hot cast of Simone Kermes, Christopher Maltman and Malena Ernman to record Cosi. The opera house will be shut to the public for ten days, from today. Here’s Malena’s view from her hotel window, published on her Facebook page.