Maybe it was the Haribo gummy bears we ate on an empty stomach. Maybe it was the anemic last act of "Parsifal," conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. But as Loot sprinted across a median for one of the few cabs that ventured near the Kennedy Center's silent parking lot, the visit left a sour taste in our mouth.
If you don’t have tickets to the last performance of Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung” (Twilight of the Gods) at the Metropolitan Opera on May 11, why not stay home and sing along with Deborah Voigt, the Brunnhilde, while crisping your fingers on an oven burner?
Just as the New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala was getting under way, Gary Parr, vice chairman at Lazard Ltd. and chairman of the New York Philharmonic, estimated that his conversations would be 98 percent about music and 2 percent about markets.
Before fleeing to Paris in 1933, Paul Dessau worked in German theater, film and music, and his lively choral piece, “Haggadah shel Pesach,” contains references to Jewish folksongs and cantorial singing.