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.