15 January 2011

Both kinds: opera, and opera-oratorio

Stravinsky & Bartók in Boston, and two characters who, if they had to do it all over again, probably would insist on asking . . . .

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Őrs Kisfaludy reprises his commanding Prologue (which it delights me that Levine retains even in concert performance).

From time to time, you heard someone leave the Hall, a little noisily. So tickled was I, though, at the thought of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle punctuated by a series of shutting doors, I didn’t have it in me to be annoyed at the squeamish patrons . . . .

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