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Your reaction: Götterdämmerung

A selection of your tweets about the return of the final opera of The Ring Cycle.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

2 October 2012 at 11.40am | 2 Comments

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

2 October 2012 at 11.40am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged audience, Götterdämmerung, Keith Warner, reaction, Richard Wagner, Ring Cycle, Social Media, The Ring, twitter, your reaction

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  1. Peter Erdos responded on 3 October 2012 at 10:05am Reply

    What a great musical evening! Vinke is fab. Siegfried, Bullock is the warmest and most radiant Brunhilde,Tomlinson's Hagen is the devil incarnate (superb!) ,I particularly liked Sorensen's Gutrune and Fujimura's Waltraute. The Orchestra under Pappano was magnificent
    Having said all this, I must say I would have preferred a concert performance with this cast to the constantly failing production of Keith Warner.Clutter everywhere,the best thing being the burning of Valhalla!

  2. John Seldon responded on 1 November 2012 at 10:44pm Reply

    I have seen each revival and the original. Warner's production is still so awful I feel sorry for the cast. Why does he inflict a stage picture which so lacks empathy with the story. Does he know something Wagner did not?Brunnhilde's rock - a repro chaise lounge!!/ Segfried rescuing her without having to pass through flames etc....WHY? - what does he suppose this adds?
    Whilst accepting that there must be interpretations, quite often we opera goers face bizzare distortions which actually disregards connection with the storyline. Where for example, did Wagner specify a crashed areoplane whose sole purpose seems to have been to be milked for fuel for the forge whilst a token couple of pieces of wood were added to echo the text. Mr. Warner! Sadly your set did nothing for the Ring except obfuscate.
    I add with regret that a first timer to the Ring who accompanied me will not be using the ticket for Gotterdammerung simply because he could not relate to what was afoot on stage ( He called it "incomprehensible") and told me he would rather go back to listen to his Solti recording.
    Otherwise I agree with Peter Eroos' first paragraph The singing was excellent. The only other negative was for anyone travelling in from out of London was the very late finish. No excuses CG, too late!

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