Cher Public

ring of truth

Wieland Wagner directs James King and Leonie Rysanek in the legendary 1965 production of Die Walküre at Bayreuth.

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Note at around 0:40 Wieland gets Rysanek set up for her explosive gesture at 1:20. The long, tense stillness suddenly broken by a quick, strong movement is a trademark of this director’s style. And notice too that director and soprano are not in immediate agreement where she should be directing her line “Ha, wer ging? Wer kam herein?”