A star is born ... perhaps a new Mario Lanza or better! Jay Hunter Morris literally GREW into tenor
stardom during his first performance in the title role of Siegfried. It was obvious that he totally won the heart of his Brunnhilde, veteran soprano Deborah Voigt (as well as mine and all the opera-goers who gave him a rousing standing ovation). Certainly good-looking enough to be a film celebrity, his energy and acting ability perfectly matched his soaring vocal talents. This, along with a (in his case) charming East Texas drawl seen during off-stage interviews, makes it clear that a stellar future lies ahead for this amazingly compelling and vibrant fellow! The rest of the cast was superb and the performance all-around just kept getting better and better as the opera moved to its very moving love-scene and finale. The only disappointment to me was the execution of the "forging scene" duet, as the timing and energy of the instrumental music seemed lackluster ... no anvil clang!
The experience of a lifetime to see your favorite opera stars only inches away (from the zoomed-in
lens). Makes one very aware of the extreme effort and focus these artists pour into their work in the exercise of their incredible god-given talents. This current production of Wagner's "Ring Cycle" far out paces previous Met performances of these magnificent operas.
Voigt is wonderful!
The Metropolitan Opera: Siegfried
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