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  • Hippolyte: A friend of mine attended the first night and reported that Powell was good, if not great as di Luna, maybe not his best role.... 10:43 AM
  • Krunoslav: Did anyone hear Stephen Powell in the role last month in Cincinnati? 10:06 AM
  • zinka: Price/Corelli 1961 was one of the first live tapes. They did very very little before then…We have 1959 Cav w.Jussi.etc. I... 9:44 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: With all of the fabulous in house recordings over the years, I have often wondered why there is not one of the... 9:38 AM
  • zinka: https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=qx3n qs15yWw Night after we saw Warren die…IN KEY Met 3/5/60…we saw greatest greatest... 9:18 AM
  • Lohengrin: He cancelled everything till August. Let first go on his recovery an look at the casts afterwords…& #8230;…. 9:00 AM
  • pasavant: The Met has not yet announced a replacement for Hvorostovsky in the October Trovatores. Does any one know who will be singing... 8:53 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Please do tell, tell some more, manou, if you would, I love your inimitable style. 8:14 AM

“Je suis heureux ici”

rattle_thumb“The decades-overdue debut of Sir Simon Rattle at the Met Friday night demonstrated brilliantly just what we’ve been missing: His conducting of Pelléas et Mélisande is the musical pinnacle of the season.” [New York Post]

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  • parpignol says:

    very fine review; I was also there on Friday, and was loving Rattle, even though I have always thought Levine was the greatest in this opera; and Finley’s performance was also great, showing remarkable stylistc range since we’ve now recently seen him giving great performances in NYC in Dr. Atomic and La Boheme before Pelleas! but time for a new production, the Miller production is dull, same crumbling castle we’ve seen in other Miller productions, but it was the only dull thing about Friday’s performance which was consistently gripping with no snoozing stretches. . .