Saturday, February 28, 2009
The Birmigham Symphony Orchestra at Athens Megaron, with the new star of the podium, the Latvian Andris Nelsons as conductor and Wagner on the program. He was appointed just three months ago with this orchestra and he attacked already the summits of Wagnerian art, like Tristan's Prelude and Liebestod! It was almost inevitable for him to replace Wagner's gravity and teutonic poetry with italian bravura. The only problem is that Tristan und Isold is not the Barbiere di Sevilla..