Malin Byström (Salome) was amazing - from the serene high-born princess to the (almost) flesh eating monster in the space of two hours. Great acting. Great voice. One can overlook the non-dance of the seven veils. The true star of the evening.
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.