25 March 2010

Rattledämmerung



Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) / Ben Heppner (Siegfried) · Katarina Dalayman (Brünnhilde) · Simon Halsey, chorus master · Rundfunkchor Berlin · Sir Simon Rattle, conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker / Recorded at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, July 2009

1 comment:

Jim N said...

I watched the Bernliner digital concert hall licensed version and listend to some wonderful singing and orchestral playing--however do they stay on pitch, keep the ensemble, and no prompter?

However, I found the minimalism to be rather trite--the bridal couples arriving on stage trucks reclining and beaming to be too funny and contra-indicated by the music. Some of the male Gibichungs wearing baseball caps and rifles and the female looking like something from Kramer's "Eyes Wide Shut", too much for me. I did lkke the way the Rinemadiens were staged in Act III.

Staging for the Norns was pathetic.