Berliotz's "Les Troyens" At The New York Metropolitan Opera, Saturday, December 29th, 2012, Reviewed
“Les Troyens’ is the story of fate and suicide. Cassandra’s lover won’t listen to her warnings and kills himself, the Trojan women kill themselves, Aeneas is in pursuit of his heroic death, Dido kills herself, and the Gods themselves kill themselves.
I saw a performance of Quadrophenia back in 1996 (three times actually) with Entwistle’s bass and I can tell you absolutely they are equals. And what they have in common is that as an opera, they are written to be played. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t the Who who plays them. Q stands alone
theyre going to protest loud and proud, of course.