Peter Grimes at San Francisco Symphony: a splendid performance, with great singing and conducting, outstanding direction, and a flawless performance from Stuart Skelton in title role. I'll try to write more later, but I am still feeling a little stunned. As Patrick said to me on the way out of the hall, "I've seen it before, and I've heard it on record, but this feels like the first time. Now I really know what it's about."
Some tickets are still available for tomorrow's 2 p.m. performance, at the SFS web site and at Goldstar. You'll have to wade through a party of 350,000 of your closest friends to get to Davies, but it's worth it.