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Uh, no, they’re saying “Boo-runnhilde, Boo-runnhilde”

If the Frank Castorf production of the Ring at Bayreuth accomplished nothing else, it will be the popularization in classical music circles of the term “boovation.”

” It went on for nearly 10 minutes, by my watch, because Mr. Castorf, 62, who has been running the Volksbühne (People’s Theater) of Berlin since 1992, stood steadfast on stage, his arms folded stiffly, he sometimes jabbed a finger at the audience,essentially defying the crowd to keep it coming.” [New York Times]

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    cosmodimontevergine says:

    I’d be willing to give Castorf the benefit of the doubt with the Ring until I see it myself. I’ve seen some long, tortured shows at the Volkbuehne whose only giustification seemed the director testing the bladder control of the audience