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“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. . .