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  • parpignol: two Youns singing at Bayreuth this summer 10:32 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: We now have at least 2 Gheorghius, as another example. 9:10 AM
  • Krunoslav: As I recall Moser was announced as sharing ERNANI with Mitchell for the 1984 tour ( in which she... 8:26 AM
  • Signor Bruschino: Since this is settled, I guess we can move onto the calls to cancel Klinghoffer... 8:20 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1561 composer Jacopo Peri httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=W... 8:16 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Did Janowitz end up doing La Voix Humaine anywhere else?” Guest performances in... 8:14 AM
  • Ruxxy: She was very realistic and almost self effacing – said once in an interview “my voice was... 7:58 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I had the wonderful experience of corresponding with Mme. Sayao late in her... 7:36 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes I heard the same from a friend who was there. She said he was good in Siegfried but... 7:35 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Milady, there was no broadcast scheduled of eithet of the Callas/Bergonzi... 7:32 AM

Equal rites

As with all good myths, certainly all the myths at the heart of Wagner’s operas, the juggling of symbols and archetypes and themes in Parsifal opens the piece to a great variety of interpretations. Many recent productions have twisted things in a way that seemed to strain or defy Wagner’s intricate libretto and lush, meticulous score: gray springtimes in a world beyond nuclear or environmental holocaust, that sort of thing. But the world of Wagner’s tale is, like our own, a world in crisis, on a razor’s edge. That’s bound to resonate with contemporary directors. They then have many options in setting out the workings of the crisis in this fable of a solution to whatever may be broken.   Read more »