Mystery score

Mystery score

Monday, September 27, 2010

Half-Hour In

Okay. The Met has a better orchestra than San Francisco. God, what a sound they're making. But - and this is a huge but - I'll take Donald Runnicles any day over James Levine. He sounds, well, not exactly sleepy, but the internal rhythms and the rhythm of the singers' words are all lacking in point. I wonder if it's the set?

Not real happy with how Bryn Terfel sounds, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt until the end of the show.

4 comments:

John Marcher said...

The lead-up to the hammer blow for the rainbow bridge sounded way too rushed, but the horns are fantastic. I can't wait for Oct 9th, but I really wish I was there watching it on the plaza.

The ending was perfectly executed.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks for the report! I missed everything after one hour and 20 minutes in, alas.

AC Douglas describes pretty much what I heard at Sounds & Fury.

Joe Barron said...

I'm sorry, I'm not following this. Are you in New York now?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Uh, no, I was listening on the streaming audio available directly from the Met.