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Berlioz's 'Les Troyens' at San Francisco Opera
brings tears to JAMES SOHRE's eyes

 

From the moment Donald Runnicles gave the downbeat at San Francisco Opera's Les Troyens, I knew I was in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Maestro Runnicles and his superb orchestra were aglow from the first bars of a definitive reading of this Berlioz masterpiece and they slowly and surely revealed a performance of cumulative, inexorable beauty. Heard closing night of the run, a cast of first tier singers, dancers, and instrumentalists just let 'er rip 'one last time', and the evening was, quite simply, on fire. Their commitment and passion were infectious...

Copyright © 8 July 2015 James Sohre,
Nevada USA

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HECTOR BERLIOZ

DONALD RUNNICLES

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

SUSAN GRAHAM

DAVID MCVICAR

SAN FRANCISCO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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