Archive for April 2013

Die Walküre, Metropolitan Opera, April 13, 2013

April 14, 2013

Doch fort muß ich jetzt . . .
— Wotan

Interesting how the non-native German speakers have such precise diction. Boarsch i’ nit zu horn.

It’s been remarked that even in Germany, supertitles in Wagner would be helpful. A listener remarked that the back-and-forth between Wotan and Brünnhilde was like the waves crashing on the beach; not so, though Ferdinand Frantz and his wife, Helena Braun, shocked Met audiences in 1949 with an unscheduled appearance as father and daughter when Helen Traubel took sick.


These are not the planks by Robert Lepage for the Met Ring