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Solti and The Golden Ring

4:15PM
October
24, 2012

Sir Georg Solti is the star of The Golden Ring, filmed by the BBC in Vienna in 1964.

David Finckel Leaving Emerson String Quartet

Finckel Han
David Finckel & Wu Han in recital
6:00AM
February
15, 2012

Emerson String Quartet loses first member in 34 years together; Budget up slightly for NEH, NEA, but probably DOA; Das Rheingold set not only thing crashing at Darmstadt

Metropolitan Opera’s New ‘Das Rheingold’

A scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’ with Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, Franz-Josef Selig as Fasolt, Dwayne Croft as Donner, Wendy Bryn Harmer as Freia, Richard Croft as Loge, Bryn Terfel as Wotan and Hans-Peter Konig as Fafner.
A scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’ with Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, Franz-Josef Selig as Fasolt, Dwayne Croft as Donner, Wendy Bryn Harmer as Freia, Richard Croft as Loge, Bryn Terfel as Wotan and Hans-Peter Konig as Fafner.
12:23PM
October
12, 2010

If you attended the live HD transmission of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Das Rheingold, you might have experienced a rather different opera than did the critics from their seats in the Metropolitan Opera House. I thought it might add texture to the discussion about Robert Lepage’s high-tech baby to chime in with my own thoughts.