Gotterdammerung, Royal Opera House, London

Rhinemaidens_small.jpgA sensational final instalment
By Edward Seckerson [Independent, 19 April 2006]
The Royal Opera’s new Ring cycle comes full circle, its heroes briefly immortalised in gold like outsized Oscar statuettes, its heroine duly lighting the touch-paper for the eradication of one era and the beginning of another. And as Wagner’s “redemption of love” motif finally finds serenity in the strings, there is hope, too, that new beginnings may bring better endings.