Last week I made it to the opera for the first time in far too long. I tend to prefer comic operas, but even the worst opera I had wasn’t that bad. This one a dress rehearsal of the LA Opera’s new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin.
Any opera performance is physically demanding, but Wagner is particularly brutal, apparently. The singer I was with described Wagnerians as ‘beasts,’ and she meant it in only the most complimentary way. After seeing a screening of ‘The Black Swan’ the night before, it left me wondering if some arts performances shouldn’t include pads and referees..
Of course, for some of us, our favorite Wagner reference will always be here..
Posted in Music, Random