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Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold (1854)

Watched Robert Lepage’s 2010 staging of Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Met, with Levine conducting. I was interested particularly how “the machine” served the staging, and I am unconvinced, with singers sliding here and there, and guy ropes keeping others from sliding at all. 144 more words

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Union Avenue Takes a (Mostly Successful) Stab at Wagner's Dragon-Slaying Epic, Siegfried

By MALCOLM GAY

Comprising some fifteen hours of music and four distinct operas, Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, a vast operatic spectacle filled with gods, valkyries, giants and mortals, calls for more than 100 musicians. 789 more words

Malcolm Gay