ArchiveJune 2011

Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera


The anticipation that accompanies any new Ring Cycle is heightened when the producer is the Metropolitan Opera.  That institution is highly esteemed for musical quality and high production values.  It also has a reputation as a conservative house, with many of its productions set in a style reminiscent of the composer’s own time.  With 28 […]

The Ring and American Mythology


In a few weeks I’ll be privileged to see Francesca Zambello’s “American Ring” in San Francisco. I have done my best to remain ignorant of the production in order to enjoy surprise after surprise. (Oscar Wilde warned that “ignorance is like a delicate, exotic fruit: Touch it and the bloom is gone.”) Yet I do […]

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