I went to see the revival of La fille du régiment at the Royal Opera. It was as good as I saw it last time. There were a few tweaks to the production but the two big stars - Juan Diego Flórez and Natalie Dessay were splendid once again!
I was lucky to have gotten a ticket to see Bernard Haitink conduct the Vienna Philharmonic in Bruckner 7th Symphony. No doubt it is a work that Haitink knows well - he did it without score. The movements were broad, had shape, and above all nuanced rather than bombastic. His mildmannered gestures were in starck contract to Andris Nelsons's rendition of Bruckner 8 (earlier in the season). It was a real treat to see this maestro still deliveirng the musical umph at 90. A memorable concert that was.