Sally and I saw Le Grand Macabre at the NY Phil on Friday night. It was so weird! But I liked it too. Ligeti's opera, staged with projection of a live film, was like Samuel Becket meets Tim Burton. Although it was completely atonal and included a bizarre use of instruments, including car horns, it was also completely fascinating. It was sung in English and without subtitles it was sometimes hard to understand, although it wasn't completely sung through and the dialogue helped my understanding. The costumes, by Catherine Zuber, were very cool even if wacky and a little shocking. All of the the singers were phenomenal - Barbara Hannigan Soprano (Gepopo) , Kiera Duffy Soprano (Venus), Jennifer Black Soprano (Amanda), Renée Tatum Mezzo-soprano (Amando), Anthony Roth Costanzo Countertenor (Prince Go-Go), Melissa Parks Mezzo-soprano (Mescalina), Mark Schowalter Tenor (Piet the Pot), Eric Owens Bass-baritone (Nekrotzar), Wilbur Pauley Bass (Astradamors), Peter Tantsits Tenor (The White Minister), Joshua Bloom Baritone (The Black Minister), and Rob Besserer Atmosphericist. I loved Anthony Roth Costanzo's performance - and I never thought I'd say that about a countertenor.