....to the Bayreuth Tristan und Isolde. Stephen Gould, the tenor, is okay; paying attention to the words, a little pressed. Hmm, why, in that acoustic, is he oversinging?
But Evelyn Herlitzius, who is singing Isolde? OMG. There were personnel issues, with the rumored Eva-Maria Westbroek evidently withdrawing, and with.....whatever happened with Anja Kampe that led to her withdrawal.
But there has to be someone available right now who can sing Isolde better than this. The phrase "wobble you can drive through" floats through my head. Sliding into an awful lot of notes, basic tone attractive only at low volume levels.
And she's signed up for Brunnhilde in San Francisco in the next bring-up. Please, it's not too soon to replace her. Someone should be talking to Christine Goerke's agent right now.