On a high

Erda: acoustically challenged

What promised to be the hot ticket of the party season — Foster’s 40th anniversary bash — turned out to be a salutary reminder of the Great Court’s appalling acoustics, which comprehensively mangled the sound of Wagner’s Das Rheingold.

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