Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Batter my heart . . . "

Oppenheimer's magnificent first-act aria from the New York production of Doctor Atomic is up on Youtube at last.

I think the New York staging is superior to the San Francisco-Amsterdam version; Gerard Finley's performance is astonishing. I am shattered by the line "Yet dearly I love you and would be loved fain,/But am betrothed unto your enemy" each time I hear this.

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