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  • Cicciabella: You call your husband Herzog, Camille? I call mine “Knecht̶ 1;. 4:02 PM
  • Camille: I am too old to know who Taylor Schilling is so I googled and found out, ’cause thought it... 4:01 PM
  • La Cieca: Rowna, “Herzog̶ 1; is the German word for “Duke.” ; In German theaters, the... 3:49 PM
  • antikitschychick: Your frustration is perfectly understandable. Hopefully it won’t get worse after this... 3:39 PM
  • Camille: Oh Mistress Rowna, pay no heed to my Herzogin’ around. I am just having fun. You should know... 3:37 PM
  • Bill: Jungfer – I have seen Bluebeard a number of times in Budapest coupled with the Miraculous... 3:36 PM
  • armerjacquino: Chenier is on the radio right now. You’ll be able to find it on the BBC site. 3:28 PM
  • ding ding: Chenier broadcast live as I type. http://www.bbc.co. uk/programmes/b050 sgmc 3:28 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Oy gewalt! Herzog Blaubart = Duke Bluebeard 3:18 PM
  • Rowna: I am confused about the word Herzog on the title of the youtube clip – i thought it might have... 3:10 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 »