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Total reviews: 5
3 March 2020
Valery Gergiev has done good work in Wagner, but here his conducting sounds slow and lifeless; the tension and drama are constantly becalmed.
30 December 2019
William Kentridge’s production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck was a big hit at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, and to judge from a full house and prolonged cheers at the Metropolitan Opera premiere, it is just as big a hit in New York.
12 November 2019
McDermott’s Glass productions can be faulted for trying to distract from the seeming simplicities of the music with fancy stage business — here with omnipresent juggling.
26 September 2019
But musically this Manon shines. Lisette Oropesa makes a truly touching title figure, especially in the plaintive parts. Michael Fabiano sings Des Grieux with a sweet, sturdy tenor capable of melting mezza voce tenderness.
25 September 2019
The cast, surely conducted by David Robertson (after a lugubrious tempo for “Summertime”), looks great on paper but seems unbalanced.
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