The Nibelungen-Myth. As Sketch for a Drama

From the womb of Night and Death was spawned a race that dwells in Nibelheim (Nebelheim), i.e. in gloomy subterranean clefts and caverns: Nibelungen are they called; with restless nimbleness…

King Arthur – the first musical?

Reviewing this DVD recording of Purcellís music-drama ìKing Arthurî from the 2004 Salzburg Festival was both a pleasure and a pain. The pleasure came from the intense, contagious sense of…