Just in time for the premiere of the new production of Götterdämmerung at the Met, PBS has offered a brief, charming mini-documentary on Jay Hunter Morris’ last-minute preparations for performing Siegfried last Fall.
(See this blog’s report of that performance here.)
It is a charming account, full of delight and backstage wonder. The film starts out with Mr. Morris’ arriving at the stage door for the dress rehearsal and getting lost trying to find the cafeteria. He ends up in the orchestra pit.
The short film can be found here and is strongly recommended. As Morris says, it’s a long journey from Paris, Texas, to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. We’re glad you made the trip!