Gotterdammerung


Caught the encore performance at Sandhill's of the Met's Gotterdammerung, starring Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde and Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried. Setting aside the tremendous beauty of the music -- it is Wagner, after all -- the post-modern staging of the opera was intriguing. The stage comprised about 20 vertically pivoting panels that could be raised and lowered and upon which were projected images. The singers were also able to walk on the inclined panels, which improved sight lines and diminished the need for raised platforms. It was genius. I don't get to see much opera and Wagner is an acquired taste but this performance was quite the treat.

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