I went to the rerun of the Metropolitan Opera simulcast of Romeo et Juliette last night. Why do we like this and feel so reviled by Faust? Is innocence no longer valued? It is worth noting that Romeo immediately takes Juliette to the priest.
I enjoyed that they played the parts like enthusiastic children. I think seeing something again changes it. In another time and place these two blessed children would have been perfect for each other.
This is the most impressed I have been with Placido Domingo as a conductor.
They cut the intermission completely, something I didn't like at all. Most operas are too long to see without a break. 5 minutes?