20 Apr 2006

An alluring, narcotic Wagner


BY JUSTIN DAVIDSON [Newsday, 20 April 2006]

"Lohengrin" is long. It is not incidentally long, not long just because it has so much territory to cover or characters to plumb. It has no plot to speak of: The opera's core riddle is like the question about Grant's tomb: What is the name of the title character in "Lohengrin"?