New recordings of Peter Schmoll and His Neighbors and of Euryanthe pose an embarrassing question: why is the opera repertory so narrow?
Carl Maria von Weber
The rarely staged Oberon is easy to love and will fascinate admirers of early nineteenth-century music.
The oft-neglected “other” great opera by Carl Maria von Weber, splendidly performed in 1955 and in remarkably clear and vivid sound. I hope this opera’s day will yet come.
While the BSO’s inventive program this week had the potential to plumb the heights and depths of human experience, Saturday’s performance generally lacked the necessary conviction, purpose, and mystery required to do so.