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  • overstimmelated: (Meant to add:) …although I would be the first to admit that “that aspect of... 1:22 PM
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  • mercadante: While I understand what you mean by Regie-lite etc. but that seems to imply that some directors... 12:55 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Yes, a combo of Ms Chase of Broadway, with a nod to Mr. Piave. ;) 12:54 PM
  • guy pacifica: Worth noting in the overview of upcoming Boston opera performances is the Boston Symphony... 12:36 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Sounds like the famous Horne repartie from inside her cavernous egg costume in her La Scala debut... 12:35 PM
  • atomicwings: How else is the asp going to bite her? 12:31 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Milady, nothing you said bothered me in the least. It certainly looks like a boob. And that is... 12:30 PM

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 »