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Final Schenk Rings at Metropolitan

This spring is your last chance to experience "Otto Schenk's landmark production" of Der Ring des Nibelungen, as the Metropolitan Opera calls it. I have one or two reservations about the "landmark" statement, but if I had been over there, I sure would have liked to see it live. It is of course available on DVD . RING CYCLE 1 Rheingold, Das - Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 1:00 PM Walküre, Die - Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 12:00 PM Siegfried - Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 12:00 PM Götterdämmerung - Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 12:00 PM RING CYCLE 2 Rheingold, Das - Monday, April 27, 2009 - 8:00 PM Walküre, Die - Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 6:30 PM Siegfried - Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 6:00 PM Götterdämmerung - Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 6:00 PM RING CYCLE 3 Rheingold, Das - Monday, May 4, 2009 - 8:00 PM Walküre, Die - Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 6:00 PM Siegfried - Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:00 PM Götterdämmerung - Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 6:30 PM If you want to experience Iréne

Parsifal and Kundry reborned – Kiseljov's Parsifal in Brno

I have received information about a pantomime production of Parsifal in Brno and would like to share it with you: "Vladimir Kiseljov, the 25 years-old Czech director, stage designer and President of Richard-Wagner-Society Brno, had on 20. April 2008 in the theatre Reduta Brno in Czech republic fulfilled his dream – to show on stage his concept of the whole Richard Wagners Parsifal as a pantomime – initiation mysterium. The performance was consulted and recommended by Hans Schavernoch and is probably the first realisation of whole Wagners Parsifal as a pantomime on the complete recording of Wagners score played from 6 loudspeakers around audience, which create in some places of this stage mystery an effect of voices from the heaven, slowly moving up above the audience. This staging presented two actors of Parsifal (1. young and 2. reborned "Erlöser" in Act 3) and 3 actresses of Kundry, because we see them in long time distance in the circulation of their incarnations,