30 October 2008

Nila Parly on the Bech Holten Ring

If you are interested in The Copenhagen Ring on DVD, you may want to read Nila Parly's review of the recently released DVD set on Decca. She examines the production from a feminist viewpoint, and sees the production in light of other so called Regietheater productions.

One of her basic ideas is that it actually is the female characters in Wagner who have the new and groundbreaking musical material, and that the women are far more in command of the development than a superficial view will show. Agree? Or do you see the female characters in Wagner as victims?

The review is printed in the November issue of The Wagner Journal.

Read Nila Parly's review here

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