• I love opera, bluegrass, burger joints and fictional detectives. Mostly, but not always, in that order. Formerly of Dunedin, formerly of Sydney, now travelling the world with the tenor in my life (Stuart Skelton) and blogging as I go.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013


Christie F

Oh I wish, wish, wish I could see this! It all sounds so wonderful.


Beautiful description! Wish I could see it! Thanks for sharing the experience with us!


How I wish there could be a recording/ video of this production and cast. This should be preserved for the ages.

Superb review, beautifully expressed.


I'm listening to Walkure on KING-FM...damn. This is glorious. And no recording to preserve it. Plenty of ho-hum performances are available on CD and DVD but after next week we have only our memories. I hate the recording industry.


Thanks for this great description, Sarah - I suspect it speaks to audiences as well as those with in-the-biz experience - and really, the audience completes the loop. I have the one foot in, one foot out perspective too (training in theatre as a designer, worked for a while, rehearsal/performance documentary photographer, etc.) plus having started my audience-ing at age 12.

This was my first in-person RING, too (didn't realize it was yours!) and I'm still reeling from it. I've just never experienced anything like it... and I don't have words (trust me, that rarely happens). Of the 4, the WALKÜRE was perfect. I should just not ever plan to see another RING in my whole life! I had a few quibbles with bits and pieces of the others (though not like the 2 ladies who sat behind me and complained about everything and everyone in EVERY Ring opera they've ever seen - at least they only talked during the intermissions).

But as you say, it's the whole thing. Hard to fathom I've returned to the so-called real world...

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