Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: ‘If there is a humanitarian crisis in a neighbouring country the arts should be cancelled’ Well, it’s an... 8:36 AM
  • The Conte: A very good performance. It’s a touch cold emotionally for me, but her voice really suits this aria at this stage and I... 8:33 AM
  • Cicciabella: It’s the kaftan-like dress, a shape that makes anyone who’s not a stick insect look slightly heavier. Netrebko... 8:24 AM
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  • La Cieca: Netrebko has been singing for right at 20 years now and she spent most of that time singing precisely what the worrywarts always... 2:31 AM
  • ML: The Beiteddine Festival? The Lebanese afford Anna while their Syrian neighbors perish or flee for E.U. help. 12:52 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. . .