New File - to Wagner enthuasiasts
- Hello Friends!
Late this summer I had the possibility to experience (again)
Wagner's magnificient "Der Ring des Niebelungen". During these
performances I also promised to interpret the spiritual significance
of these operas (according to my insights) to some members of the
This "opera-stuff" came up along my discussions with Jan
(Starbirdgarden) and then I promised to write something to her using
my old text as a basis. This text is now (slightly modified) in the
File Section. Only the main parts of the libretto are interpreted
and to make some sense about the text it is necessary to know the
libretto or at least a synopsis of the plots of the four operas. (I
don't guarantee that this text makes sense even after these
If someone is interested in the subject and wants to ask something
about incidents in Ring not dealed with in my text, I'll try to
answer. And different interpretations are more than welcome.
- Hi Bradford!
It's so nice to see your greetings. I have been quite lazy with
this "forum-business", but I'll try to improve my conduct. In Easter
time there is a Parsifal-performance in Helsinki, so at least then I
might be able to get some new "inspiration" to write. (Well, after a
second thought, I'm not so sure if this before mentioned timescale
promises actual improvement...)
It worries me a bit that the director of the opera is Harry Kupfer;
the one who made the (in)famous Flying Dutchman -production, where
the Dutchman is "reduced" to Senta's hallucination and in the end of
the opera Senta commits a suicide. This materialistic and depressing
interpretation has been much appraised! If the name of the opera had
been "Senta's delirium", I could understand the justification of this
kind of interpretation. What can Kupfer possibly do with Parsifal?
Well, anyway he can't spoil the music and maybe there's some
improvement over the years.
Warm Greetings, Friend
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "holderlin66"
> joksu wrote:
> Hello Friends!
> Well I am so glad to hear your voice again. Gad what a long
> aside from sister Jan.