I have been working my way through last year’s Bayreuth Festival Ring Cycle- staged by Frank Castorf. Only a little way through Das Rheingold – I am having to watch it in small instalments – such is my life. Not ideal but there it is.
It’s an interesting production – having been “modernised”. It brings something to it – the intonations of meaning are easier to understand for some reason.
However, it lacks some of the Grandeur and Majesty. Wotan the drug lord is not as epic or impressive as Wotan the God.
It is keeping my interest, though – I will persevere and see how it goes – if only for the rumoured copulating crocodiles!
Pictures below are from this proper review 🙂