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27 December 2019 - 22 January 2020
12 Reviews See All
I had similar reservations about the conducting of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He showed unerring command of Berg’s devilishly difficult score, but he dispatched it too cleanly and efficiently.
Director William Kentridge takes on the composer’s expressionist masterpiece in a production slated for simulcast to local theaters.
Despite theatrical drawbacks, I can heartily recommend this due to Yannick Nézet-Séguin's staggering understanding of all facets of the score and the Met Orchestra's brilliant playing. The hundreds of...
While the pictures go about their dizzying whirl and the set composes and recomposes itself before our eyes, Yannick Nézét-Séguin keeps the score focused and fleet....
The only positive aspect of Kentridge’s soulless staging is its very lack of specificity: performers in future revivals can simply do bits they learned elsewhere. But the Met and especially Nézet-S...
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