Gˆtterd‰mmerungóRoyal Opera House, London

gasteen_small.jpgTom Service [Guardian, 18 April 2006]
The final image of Keith Warner’s production of Wagner’s Gˆtterd‰mmerung sums up his occasionally illuminating but mostly baffling staging of the Ring cycle. It’s been nearly a year and a half since it all began with Das Rheingold, and many of the visual cues in Stefanos Lazaridis’s designs for the earlier operas went up in smoke along with Lisa Gasteen’s Br¸nnhilde.