I saw Macbeth at the Lyric Opera tonight. I really feel like I should have liked it more than I did. The music is beautiful. The story is classic. The voices were beautiful (except for what should have been the "money note" by Najda Michael.....that was a travesty). Even the Gehry-esque production was pretty cool.....though they started pulling out some silly gimmicks in the last act. Everything was in place for total enjoyment, but I only liked it....definitely did not love it.
I hate when that happens. When an opera doesn't enrapture me, it makes for a very long evening. I try hard not to squirm in my seat, and I'd be checking my watch if I could see it. Knowing how much I have to pay for ticket makes the disappointment even more acute.