Together, Bernstein’s Kaddish and Rossini’s Stabat Mater made for one of Philadelphia Orchestra’s finest concerts in recent memory.
Two highly satisfying evenings, more evenly drawn than I had expected.
The “semi-staging” seen here delivers less theater than no staging at all.
Conductor Cristian Macelaru’s middle-of-the-road approach has glorious moments, but doesn’t quite cohere dramatically.
Sometimes even in opera, it’s the orchestra that earns top billing. So it was on Thursday night, in a collaborative, semi-staged production […]