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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.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.


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