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Wagner's Dream

Originally published in 2013

Wagner’s Dream (2012) directed by Susan Froemke documents the most recent production of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle by the Metropolitan Opera.  If one has even a passing familiarity to opera, the idea that a new staging of the Ring Cycle would be bombastic is obvious, but this film illustrates how much more grandiose this version is.  624 more words


The Lady of the Rings

What with exam revision stress, I don’t have all that much time to write. Something happened last Saturday, however, which I thought was kind of amusing and which will do for today’s post. 874 more words



I listen to instrumental music when I write. It’s mostly classical music, varied with ethnic music from the area I’m writing about, and motion-picture soundtracks. My all-time favorite composer is Richard Wagner. 514 more words

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Delighting the mind's eye: Saffron Opera Group's Das Rheingold

A concert performance can be almost a contradiction in terms for opera: music built to hold a powerful narrative, rich with visual effect and dramatic energy, suddenly finds itself all alone on stage, denuded of props and scenery. 65 more words


A Tribute to Pierre Boulez and the Centenary Ring

When I heard Pierre Boulez had passed away on January 5, I cannot say that I let his death pervade my thoughts or affect me significantly. 527 more words

Wotan's Farewell - Die Walküre

The finest music in the Ring, and the most telling drama. And, I think, the turning point in the tetralogy, where it moves from the divine to the human, and the loss that is in the awareness thereof. 77 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

Bryn Terfel’s physical fitness

In a 2011 interview, Bryn Terfel noted that a strong constitution is essential for the role of Wotan in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, which he was currently performing at the… 126 more words