The Blog Formerly Known as Rebel Prince

Cult TV, Gen Y rants, and endless opera.

Posts Tagged ‘gotterdammerung’

Metropolitan Opera: “Götterdämmerung” Live in HD

Posted by therebelprince on March 14, 2012

The Rhinemaidens in the Met's Ring Cycle.

Today, I’m tackling something a little different. Richard Wagner‘s Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is opera’s Mt. Everest. Based on the same legends that inspired Lord of the Rings, Wagner’s 15-hour epic – over four nights – pits the Gods and their vassals against humans, dwarves, and dragons, in a battle for the ring’s power. Robert Lepage‘s new production at the Met has inspired much debate. Thanks to the Met’s wonderful Live in HD program (about which, more below), I was lucky enough to see the production, and I thought I’d review the rollicking climactic opera, Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods).

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Met Opera Live in HD | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »