A Set Malfunction in Darmstadt

By Frank Cadenhead [Opera Today, 13 February 2012]
It might have reminded some in the audience of the finale of Wagner’s “Gˆtterd‰mmerung.” Saturday evening, during the finale of that same composer’s “Das Rheingold” at the Staatstheater in the German city of Darmstadt when a large section of the scene fell and shattered on stage.