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  • Will: Another interrupted performance was the MET premiere of Prokofiev’s War and Peace when an actor... 11:48 AM
  • Benedetta Funghi-Trifolati: Yes, I was there. Two little toy dogs in the Act 1 ROSENKAVALIER Marschallin&#... 11:23 AM
  • 98rsd: I’ve seen a few interrupted performances: the opening of the Met Makropoulos, the Peter Sellars... 10:55 AM
  • Chanterelle: Vocabulary gleaned from Schubert lieder amused my German professor enormously. 10:48 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘I’m sure there must be precedents for interrupting in the middle of the scene in the... 10:48 AM
  • Krunoslav: Historic maybe in the Danilo Princip sense–an augur of worse to come–but she was 19... 10:31 AM
  • kashania: Yes, it’s hard to imagine what could be gained from keeping the performance going at that... 10:28 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: I wonder if Chung should have stopped and save everyone an embarrassment. You could hear... 10:24 AM
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  • Grane: When being recruited for volunteer work or fundraising activities: “Ich hilfe nie.” 10:19 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]

99 comments

  • 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. . .