By showing us war is cruel does little to improve Verdi’s uneven La forza del destino at the Met

United StatesUnited States Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). A Live in HD broadcast (directed by Gary Halvorson) from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 9.3.2024. (JPr)

Lise Davidsen (Leonora) and Igor Golovatenko (Carlo) © Karen Almond/Met Opera

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Fine musical performance of a somewhat tired Deutsche Oper Berlin production of Parsifal

GermanyGermany Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus, Men of the Extra Chorus, and Children’s Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opern-Ballet, Statisterie, and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 9.3.2024. (MB)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Parsifal (previous cast) © Matthias Baus

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