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.

multicolor-wood-textures-rainbows-planks-wood-panels-colors-HD-Wallpapers

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