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23 September 2019 - 16 October 2019
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David Robertson, in the pit, lavished attention on the interstices of Gershwin’s score—the leitmotivic web that holds the big numbers together.
Blue is splendid, playing Bess as a complex if fundamentally decent woman from the start, one whose addictions to happy dust (cocaine) and sex in the specific form of the testosterone-fuelled Crown wi
The Met has opted for a new version which is certainly fine, still (happily) through-composed, but with some ghastly cuts – Jazzbo Brown’s scene-setting jazz piano riff during the overture and the
Dynamically conducted by David Robertson and vocally supported by a 60-member African American chorus, the production is as musically satisfying as it gets.
The cast, surely conducted by David Robertson (after a lugubrious tempo for “Summertime”), looks great on paper but seems unbalanced.
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