Monday, December 20, 2010

Simon Rattle MET Debut

(Photo: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)
"It took until he was 55, but Simon Rattle finally made his Metropolitan Opera debut on Friday night. Mr. Rattle, who has been a major conductor for 30 years and the artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, led the season premiere of Debussy’s 'Pelléas et Mélisande,' a revival of Jonathan Miller’s gothic 1995 production....In perhaps the most impressive performance I have heard Mr. Rattle give, he drew lush and plangent yet clear-textured and purposeful playing from the great Met orchestra."

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