Well. I’m crying. Again.
I do have thoughts about the production, amazingly. In midst of all the swooning. Impressions: Renée has my heart (no surprise, really); Ochs is frightening rather than a clown; and Elina Garanca learned a few tricks from Barbara Bonney, ahem.
The massiveness of the staging is effective, I think. And from the Family Circle the orchestra sounds amazing, I’m hearing details I have not before.
But mostly, I’m swooning. Swooning.