Journey to the centre of Siegfried’s mind
Director François Girard’s vision for the fourth part of Wagner’s Ring cycle sees the hero’s exploits as stages in a psychological progress, ROBERT EVERETT-GREEN writes
By ROBERT EVERETT-GREEN [The Globe and Mail]
UPDATED AT 4:49 PM EST Thursday, Jan 27, 2005
Richard Wagner loathed the first performances of Der Ring des Nibelungen, which he scrabbled together at his own theatre in 1876. “Next year we’ll do everything differently,” was the mildest comment he had to offer, and the most convenient for directors eager to distinguish their Ring productions from all others.
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