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Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall


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#16 Helene

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

The huge disappointment was this: "it was a reminder that the key to the “Ring” is not the loud, flashy parts, but the small eddies of emotion that find no home in Mr. Lepage’s frigid production." because in his other non-Cirque productions, it's the way the two play off of each other that's the strength of his direction. As he implied in the "Wagner's Dream" documentary, The Machine disappointed him, too. It's too bad they didn't give him a "Dutchman" or "Lohengrin" to start with, or a "Meistersinger." Sigh.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:41 AM

LePage's Damnation of Faust played at the Met, but it was not a huge undertaking like the Ring set.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:23 AM

I saw "Damnation" both in HD and at the Met, and he was no stranger to big spectacles with many moving parts, which was why I thought Lepage was an inspired choice for The Ring. The combination of inexperience with Wagner and thetechnological/engineering approach resulted in having bitten off far more than he could chew.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

Cristian,
It sounds like the machine messed up during one of the few good images it created in the Ring. I do think this new Ring production is a big flop. It was supposed to make exciting things possible but ended up just being a weird non-descript set (for the scenes with the Gods, for example), or simply a video screen. You should do as Helene says and go see the Seattle Ring. It might be the only traditional Ring left in the entire world! LOL


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