Saturday, July 25, 2009

Audio Introduction to GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

And here, last but far from least, the audio trailer for my Götterdämmerung pre-performance lecture. This opera is my favorite of Wagner's four Ring operas; the journey through its vast sweep and scale, taking in its intricate beauties and complexities, has become a beloved part of my life, like an annual trip to a favorite vacation spot. I hope you'll join me for the journey this August.

Photo by Chris Bennion


  1. Hallo, Jon et al!
    Yes, "Götterdämmerung" is something special: a 5+-hour work that holds attention for the full time, especially in Stephen Wadsworth's riviting staging!! Sorry I'll miss it this year, but the open-air "Zauberflöte" here in Schwerin (Germany) is also something special, with 42 live doves, 3 (well-berhaved) dogs, 2 horses, and 1 coloratura who actually hits the high E!!

  2. Nice pics! I like the tie-ins with the operas. Very creative idea. :)