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Expecting Someone Taller?

My favourite of the Norse myths is the Saga of the Volsungs, the tale of Odin’s descendants of whom the most famous is Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer. 316 more words

Books

The Ring of the Nibelung 101

Roger stylishly and lucidly outlines the timelessness of The Ring’s significance — especially salient to our troubled current times.

Music

The Ring Resource Site - Day One

Just what the world needs – another Wagner web site.

I completed my first Wagner Ring Cycle last night – Opera North’s marvellous semi-staged Ring cycle at Leeds Town Hall. 115 more words

General

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

Film

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

Music

Gesamtkunstwerk.

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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