The biggest problem here was sensory overload.
Although I saw this provocative production a month ago, I continue to think about it.
REVIEW: A Grandeur Night for Singing: Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Zauberflöte Recording (for Parterre Box)
The maestro captures superbly this work’s complex mix of diverse elements.
For all of its winking loucheness, the show is utterly devoid of any real suggestion of sex.
A thrillingly full-throttle rarity, with much to celebrate in the fine singing here.
Within minutes, something wonderful happened, and none of my reservations mattered.
A radiant performance showcased the exceptional work done here by gifted young singers.
This 11 CD collection confirms Fassbaender’s status as one of the greatest interpreters of recent times.
REVIEW: A Little “Nixon” Goes a Long Way: Nixon in China at the Princeton Festival (for Parterre Box)
Adams, superb at crafting arcs of sound, can’t handle characters or narrative.
Does this legendary production, seen in close-up, retain it’s greatness? Yes… and no.