... I enjoyed the conducting greatly. Hartmut Haenchen favoured flowing tempi, a fleet-footed Tannhäuser winging his way to Rome, drawing committed playing from the orchestra. The introduction to Act II bubbled with excitement and Merlot-soft clarinets and bassoons soothed tenderly in Elisabeth's prayer. The ROH Chorus hymned gloriously. If you can forgive the bland production, there is still plenty to enjoy in this revival.
Mark Pullinger Ganze Rezension