The longtime music director of Berlin State Opera (among his many prestigious gigs) has finally made his long-awaited Metropolitan Opera debut and the result, critics say, is magic.
The too-brilliant-by-half Daniel Barenboim evidently coaxed new sounds from one of the world’s great orchestras (described as “warmer” and “duskier”), enroute to a powerhouse performance of Tristan und Isolde last Friday night.
Why in the world has it taken this long? James Levine cited difficulties in finding a mutually workable place in the Met schedule for Maestro Barenboim. One, however, does have to wonder.
Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera