Julian Sanchez header image 2

photos by Lara Shipley

Operapalooza: Part Two

May 7th, 2004 · No Comments

Wow. Wow wow wow. Siegfried was simply phenomenal. James Morris, a little shaky out of the gate in Das Rheingold, was on top of his game tonight, and Gabriele Schnaut definitely seems to have benefitted from getting to take an 18-year nap (and two acts off) before her duet with Siegfried… speaking of whom: Jon Fredric West gave a powerful performance to the very end, in what is probably the second most demanding male role in opera, after Tristan. (Wagner likes to beat up on his tenors.) I’m looking forward to Götterdämerung something fierce. Something substantive soon, I swear…

Tags: Uncategorized