|Oh for some hysterically informed performance|
I was fairly soft on Polyphony because the main choral problem lay with the insanity of HIP dogma: to see Layton trying to coerce a full, massed sound out of 26 people and hear so much vocal forcing as a result was a hard test of endurance. If any performance were validation for larger numbers, this was it. As Layton didn’t seem unduly concerned by what was going on in the pit, there also arose a perverse contrast between the heavily regulated singing on stage and lack of ensemble in the orchestra.
Still, if you click through you’ll see that we are on a headshot roll.