A few minor points I couldn't quite make in the review:
- Boy, was this ever a reminder of how much I miss hearing Donald Runnicles on a regular basis. He was as good as it gets.
- If the production is ever sold off, I'll be first in line to buy a few of the Carthage costumes, which were just made for someone like me. Also, they are gorgeous.
- There's not much logic underlying the choice of Crimean War era costumes for the Troy acts, but it also doesn't matter or in any way undermine the sheer power of the work and the whole of the production.
- There was ballet, and for once it did not bore me to tears, perhaps because of the ever-inventive M. Berlioz himself.
- The production takes a pretty good run at the scenario he wrote for the Royal Hunt & Storm, although it would have been more effective if they'd just disappeared into the cave.
- Can I possibly attend on the 12th or 20th and see Michaela Martens?