Wow - this is a spectacular muscial rendering. The orchestra, under Simon Rattle, is fabulous. What can we say about Kim Criswell, Audra McDonald, and Brent Barrett - such versatility, beautifully in tune, wonderful attention to the words and so characterful.
Thomas Hampson - what a God given voice, along with superb looks and a great physique and, again, a versatile singer - my wife has fallen in love with him!
All the other artists who took part, including the chorus, were superb.
My only complaint is that it should have gone on for another hour (or maybe two)!!