29 Jul 2008
La forza del destino, Caramoor International Music Festival, Katonah, New York
By George Loomis [Financial Times, 29 July 2008]
Stylistic authority is the operative principle for the conductor Will Crutchfield’s opera performances at Caramoor, but without good voices scholarly intentions count for little. Happily, all was well on both fronts for Verdi’s La forza del destino, performed in the original 1862 St Petersburg version in a new critical edition by Philip Gossett.