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  • Feldmarschallin: I heard two of those Salomes in Wien plus many other roles in München, Zürich, Stuttgart,... 1:02 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well certainly early on Callas had an easy top which at least reached to high E. In the... 12:28 PM
  • alejandro: Yowzers. Well, it’s a good thing I don’t know the score at all and I love the... 12:19 PM
  • Poison Ivy: She comes to grief at around 8:00 — there’s some swallowed notes, she ignores the... 11:52 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I wonder if it’s the coloratura in Lucia that makes her uncomfortable. I heard her... 11:35 AM
  • calaf47: In the recent “Romeo” ; concert version from Spain with Yoncheva and Alagna….Y... 11:31 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I agree with Bill and FeldM- Lucia is not the role for Yoncheva as she is not an E-flat... 11:12 AM
  • Marcello: Not that I am especially keen on Lucia, but there have been quite some unexplained cancellations... 10:59 AM
  • Bill: Yoncheva did have a bit of trouble with all her highest notes as Violetta at the Met last week –... 10:53 AM
  • Bill: Zampieri’s voice was an acquired taste particularly as she had several registers (all 3 of them... 10:40 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. . .