“...the orchestra bathed in a sensual glow the staging cannot reproduce” – “Eh?”
Or how about:
“It was all too beautiful, too sweetly reasonable“!
“…tinged with the elegance of neoclassicism yet allowed to unfold in its own space”
“…less craggy than we’ve heard recently from conductors such as Osmo Vänskä”
“...the apocalyptic trajectory of much of the music is profound”
“…a convincing balance of light and shade, stillness and propulsion, in which the irresistible Andalusian qualities of the score were never allowed to dominate its larger frame”
“…most of it sounded a little pedestrian in isolation from the images”
Maybe they know what they mean, but I am sure I don’t!