Sean Santry

Glimpses of fire, passion at Symphony Hall

The hero of last night’s outing was the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, which sang, from the outset, with unflagging energy, commitment, and focus. The expansive contours and sheer tonal force required for the score’s massive climaxes were all present, but so were the delicacy and transparency necessary to bring across passages such as the beautifully tender prayer sung by the Trojan women at the outset of the second tableau of Act II.

From Jeremy Eichler’s review of last night’s performance of Les Troyens at Symphony Hall.