Articles like this one by Justin Davidson make me happy to be a New York Philharmonic subscriber. At the same time, I'm even more upset I passed on the chance to hear Magnus Lindberg's Kraft this past season. What was I thinking? I should have been there.
I know I should have posted a full review of the orchestra's season finale, Leos Janacek's opera The Cunning Little Vixen. It was delightful, a spirited woodland fairy tale with creative costumes and set design. The music was fantastic, of course, but it was almost secondary to the costumes and the set. It was another triumph for Alan Gilbert, Douglas Fitch and his Giants Are Small production company, and the Philharmonic. They're not doing an opera next year, but I'm confident that Gilbert and the orchestra have an impressive season ahead of them.