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.


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.