Richard Wagner chose to finish his Good Friday opera while residing in Sicily’s Palermo, partaking of the natural splendors of its famed verdant basin, the Conca d’Oro, and reveling in the golden light of its surreal Monreale cathedral.
This was the infamous production that was booed to extinction at Covent Garden. Palermo’s Teatro Massimo now owns the production.
There are not many opera productions that you would cross oceans to see. Graham
Vick’s Gˆtterd‰mmerung in Sicily however compelled such a voyage.