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    I saw a clip from the Valencia production of Die Walküre on YouTube, and felt sorry for Jennifer Wilson (Brünnhilde). She's a large woman, anyway, and that ridiculous costume did her no favors. And all of that moving around would have been enough to make me toss my cookies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Mehta Valencia Ring has spectacular visuals and some clever production sets that make great use of Cirque de soliel style acrobats, the opening Rhinemaidens sequence for instance is a resounding success but despite these important positive factors we have some serious shortfalls.....

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    -spaceman costume motif of gods, especially despise the hideous absurd outfits of Brunnhilde and Loge
    -the constant use of elevated cranes/lifts for singers hinders storyline
    -not really thrilled with any of the Valencia singers vocally

    Overall I give advantage to new MET Ring even with limitations of "the machine" will post more details at Wagner thread soon
    I disagree on the lifts. On the stage the cranes were amazing. The singers flew over the orchestra :-)

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    Homework. And I just love the fact that some of the most beautiful music in the whole opera comes right at the very end.

    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Mehta Valencia Ring has spectacular visuals and some clever production sets that make great use of Cirque de soliel style acrobats, the opening Rhinemaidens sequence for instance is a resounding success but despite these important positive factors we have some serious shortfalls.....

    I hate:

    -spaceman costume motif of gods, especially despise the hideous absurd outfits of Brunnhilde and Loge
    -the constant use of elevated cranes/lifts for singers hinders storyline
    -not really thrilled with any of the Valencia singers vocally

    Overall I give advantage to new MET Ring even with limitations of "the machine" will post more details at Wagner thread soon
    The Mehta Valencia Ring (even though I have not yet viewed it in full) appears more about staging than the music, or the musical performance. It is so utterly bizzare that one thends to focus on the staging. It does not really add anything musically. Still, I bought the Blu-ray (from sale price, would not have otherwise).

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    Della Casa is my favorite Countess by a long shot. Anyone else feel that way?

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    Robert Dean Smith took a while to warm up, but WOW he really rocked that last act.

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    The ten-year-old and I listened to Jonas and Madge in the car on the way down to her violin workshop. Nothing like a captive audience...

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    Well I haven't got a clue what all that was supposed to be about. Only interesting thing is that one of the ladies on this cover is Mrs Jonas Kaufmann. Nice to see her doing her own thing for once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Well I haven't got a clue what all that was supposed to be about. Only interesting thing is that one of the ladies on this cover is Mrs Jonas Kaufmann. Nice to see her doing her own thing for once.

    Oh dear. I have that Ring on CD, actually. Somewhat of a hot mess. Although the Rheingold orchestra was very good, I thought.

    Also, I've been enjoying this thing a little too much lately (Weiber, Weiber, Weiber, Weiber!):

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    Currently watching this thing:

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    Not quite sure what to make of the production yet, but I am absolutely loving the three ladies (the gents are great as well). Schwanewilms is quickly becoming one of my favourite sopranos.

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