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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Link: 7 ways of looking at Met “Walküre”

And the reviews are in: the Metropolitan Opera’s new “Walküre” is not faring too well with the critics.

In the Washington Post: “Met’s ‘Die Walküre’ is hollow at high-tech core,” by Anne Midgette.

In the New York Times: “A ‘Walküre’ still obsessed with its big, expensive toy,” by Anthony Tommasini.

In the New York Post: “Met’s ‘Die Walküre’ is cursed,” by James Jorden.

On Bloomberg News: “Sick diva, tripping Brünnhilde enlive Met ‘Walküre,’” by Manuela Hoelterhoff.

On the AP: “Terfel leads starry cast in Lepage’s ‘Walkuere,’” by Mike Silverman.

In the New Jersey Star-Ledger: “Die Walküre at the Metropolitan Opera,” by Ronni Reich.

On the Huffington Post: “Fright Night at the Opera,” by Lee Rosenbaum.

Stay tuned for Martin Bernheimer’s take in the Financial Times: Lepage aux folles.

Edited to add: Make that 10 ways. In Musical America: The Machine Grinds On, by Peter G. Davis.

On WQXR’s blog: “Die Walküre rides again at the Met,” by Olivia Giovetti.

See for yourself in the HD simulcast on May 14.

By  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/25/2011

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