First review of Zurich’s Covid-era Boris (hint: terrible)main
Christian Berzins has the first review of Zurich’s phoned-in Boris Godunov.
The Zurich Opera House defies the virus, streams the orchestra live from the rehearsal room into the hall: It’s more terrible than you can imagine.
A season opening at the Zurich Opera House has never been so terrible. And everyone in the house who cheered and clapped rhythmically at the end knew it. …
Do you have to describe how terrible it is when the orchestra is not in the house, when it can only enter via fiber optics? Should you write that the fortissimo choir and orchestra became a brutal, booming metal sound? That it sounded like the death knell …
Read on here.