http://operagurl.wordpress.com, 17. Juli 2010
There is one part of this production with which I cannot find fault, and that is the wondrous music rising from the orchestra pit. Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen I have rarely heard the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House on such good form, which is really saying something. They were tightly held together, but with fluidity and room to breathe, and no where was this so prominent than during the Dance of the Seven Veils. Just breathtaking.If nothing else, this is a piece of music which I consider to be the composer’s masterpiece, and which is always a joy to hear, particularly when performed by such a brilliant orchestra.