Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A Modern Bayreuth At The Met
The jury is still out after some opening night snafus, but we are interested in seeing how this comes off. Bryn Terfel is Wotan, and instead of the traditional eye patch, he seems to have a "hair" patch. Stephanie Blythe plays Frika. And there are a lot of body doubles who interact with the technically challenging stage - no sense in risking harm to a singer.
We certainly appreciate the fresh take on Wagner the Met is going with this season. While we applaud the effort and look forward to watching (maybe at a Met Matinee, or whenever they show it for free on PBS), we will stick to using A/V equipment and strategically placed screens. Unless we have a generous donor out there who would like us to try something like this...
And to see the behind the scenes of all the technological hanky panky, click on the Met link below... Pretty impressive!