Götterdämmerung, Longborough, June 2023

Darkness and silence. A respectful stunned silence greeted the end of Götterdämmerung (the final opera of Wagner’s Ring cycle) at Longborough, and when a few people started to clap the House erupted with cheers and sustained applause. Although sung in the original German, the English surtitles provided an excellent, very clear translation, and I look forward enormously to Longborough’s new full Ring cycle next year, conducted by the incomparable Wagner interpreter Anthony Negus. See my review in The Article.

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