Levine Wages Berliozís Trojan War

By ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 8 July 2008]
LENOX, Mass. ó James Levine opened the Boston Symphony Orchestraís summer season at Tanglewood here exactly as he closed its formal season at Symphony Hall in Boston, with a concert performance of Berliozís biggest, meatiest and most hair-raisingly passionate score, the opera ìLes Troyens.î As a concession to its five-hour duration, he adopted a time-honored way of presenting it, with Part 1 (the first two acts, ìLa Prise de Troieî) on Saturday evening, and Part 2 (the final three acts, ìLes Troyens ‡ Carthageî) on Sunday afternoon.