That is the time I promptly vacated my seat and walked out of Tan Dun's The First Emperor, the first true failure of the season (not counting Cristina Gallardo-Domas, who was overshadowed by the lovely context in which she blew).
I don't have much to say. The score and libretto are a disaster. The singing was basically fine. Domingo seemed to sound OK though Futral wasn't having an easy time of it. She bears no responsibility, however; the score is awkward and unsingable.
A couple of interesting orchestral bits and some slick design elements were not enough to make up for this $2 Million mess.
I am listening to the end of the Sirius broadcast and of course the audience is cheering like crazy and it's making me furious.
Update: Sounds like Tan Dun and the librettist got some spirited boos. Makes me slightly wish I'd stayed.
Further Update: Maury doesn't care for this opera.
JSU isn't wild about the libretto...