In today's Washington Post:
"Siegfried," once again: Lindskog's Siegfried, Still Not Ready for Prime Time, by Anne Midgette.
[I am hearing all kinds of feedback about WNO's "Siegfried;" I'm most struck at the number of those who dislike the "Regiekonzept" but nonetheless find the evening dramatically engrossing. Any more thoughts? The Comments section is open.]
Bach Sinfonia's "King Arthur" at Strathmore (scroll down for review), by Cecelia Porter.
The Crosscurrents festival: So Percussion: So Engaging, by Ronni Reich.
The English National Opera opened its new "Peter Grimes" this weekend, and the critics are raving. The Guardian calls David Alden's production "outstanding" and says Stuart Skelton gives "a towering performance." The Financial Times is more measured about Amanda Roocroft's Ellen and Gerald Finley's Balstrode, but thinks Edward Gardner's conducting is "intensely revealing." The Times is less effusive, but still likes it.
One of the highlights of the season is the Barenboim/Boulez presentation of the complete Mahler symphonies, in chronological order, at Carnegie Hall with the Staatskapelle Berlin; this weekend saw Two, Three, and Four (all under Boulez).
Tonight in Washington:
Till Fellner takes on Round 3 of his ongoing exploration of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas at the Austrian Embassy in Washington. (Here, to refresh your memory, are reports of Round 1 and Round 2.)
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