Alberich: Antagonist or Protagonist? 9th September at 6.30p.m. It is easy to see Alberich as the villain of the Ring. Wotan certainly sees him this way and so do many directors. He is often used as an example of Wagner's anti-semitism and, while the great Brünnhildes, Wotans, Siegfrieds et al are endlessly poured over and… Continue reading Alberich: Antagonist or Protagonist?
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg A 2008 performance from the Wiener Staatsoper conducted by Christian Thieleman. Not a starry cast but a fairly traditional production and just the ticket for a summer evening. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7yTLcTEfig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaE5e26rlnY
Birgit Nilsson's Debut as Brünnhilde