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Wagner, Max, Wagner

Posted on: November 23rd, 2010 by wmapother 5 Comments

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

5 Responses

  1. Vivian says:

    I've never been to an opera,but it should be a wonderful experience

  2. Anonymous says:

    my wife likes movies,so it's hard for me to go to the theater

  3. Roberta says:

    i know it's just tomorrow but…

    Happy Thanksgiving day to everyone!

  4. ANDREA says:

    opera? alone or accompanied? 😉

    Happy thanksgiving guys!

  5. Gaby says:

    happy thanksgiving day but,don't kill the turkeys! 🙂

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