Michael Tanner

Met Opera Live’s Macbeth: Netrebko’s singing stirred almost as much as her décolletage

Plus: Michael Tanner catches two wretched Figaros - one that makes you not care and another that distracts

This season of live Met relays got off to a most impressive start, with an electrifying account of Verdi’s tenth opera and first really great, though uneven piece, Macbetto (as I think it should be called; that’s what the central figure is called throughout). Fabio Luisi showed that he is far more at home conducting Verdi than Wagner — though his Bruckner performances are also magnificent.

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