noise histrionics scribbling
going to the HD on Saturday...for the singing/music, as I was not convinced about "the machine" when i saw rheingold...
Ah, then I'll hold my noise till after Saturday :-) Let us know how it fares in HD, wouldja? And how was Capriccio, btw?
LOVED Capriccio -- loved it loved it loved it, from the spellbindingly beautiful overture which left me stunned in awe just like the tenor as the curtain rose, all the way to the end. A beautiful new discovery.
that's odd. i left a comment here about how much i loved Capriccio...wonder where it went?
I know, and I'm bummed, it was a good comment! Blogger went completely into the aether yesterday and took some stuff with it and left it there. Sorry :-(
too bad...I started seeing stuff about the bloggercrash and figured that's where it must've gone. Well anyway, I loved it. Look forward to Walkure tomorrow (or as we used to tease my dad, "Die Walker," pronounced like skywalker...when you're a kid listening to the whole thing in the car on road trips was not so much our idea of fun...)
That sort of works if you think about it -- you know, orphaned kid, parents dead, or maybe not, has a sister somewhere...
Yikes, I hope they're giving out free popcorn while you're all cooling your heels...
First recantation: The set apparently DOES sometimes get in the way of the action.
Nope, no free popcorn. My basic impressions: Singing, amazing. Acting, except for Hans-Peter Konig (who might as well have been a log), most excellent, although I think the machine gets in the way. Orchestra, outstanding. I cried through most of the last act, thinking of my dad (who is still very much alive), which I was not expecting.$6million dollar machine? NOT. WORTH. THE. MONEY. by god, for 6 million bucks, when it is spring it should be SPRING! and fire should be FIRE! the list could continue...lepage clearly understands nothing about music.
This is what mystifies me, because his Damnation of Faust had some interesting stuff going on, so what happened here?On the other hand, some folks loved it: http://jessicamusic.blogspot.com/2011/05/ultimate-eurovision-richard-wagner.html
Well I am not saying I didn't love it, I did -- for many of the same reasons she mentions. I just think the machine can do a few nice tricks (the valkyrie ride was pretty cool) but more often than not I felt like it was kind of a distraction because it was doing rather the opposite of what the music and singing (and acting) is doing. Again, Spring: look at the video at the top of her post. For 6 million, surely they can do better than a bar of green light at the back of a very, very, dark stage. That moment should be glorious. And it was, musically, and vocally.I suppose I should write up my own blog post, no? ;-)
Go forth and write that thing!
I see the comments previously nicked have been restored, so thank you Blogger.