Saturday, December 6, 2008
Life is NOT the same after Tristan und Isolde
You've got that right, maestro.
Hats off to Maestro Barenboim and the cast of today's Met broadcast - one that I think will be for the record books.
To date, I have not been a "Wagnerite", actually far from it, and it took the skills (and what skills they are!!!) of having Daniel Barenboim at the helm of the Met orchestra to convince me to not only LIKE this opera but move it tout suite into my top ten.
Not to dismiss the work of Maestro Levine, who is no sluch on the podium, but but but...
See? I'm speechless.
Aw hell, I was trying not to CRY during the overture.