Be sure to check out Zach Carstensen’s audio podcast over at The Gathering Note with me just before the start of Götterdämmerung on Friday. Zach and I talk about why Götterdämmerung is my favorite opera of the cycle, my take on Stig Anderson going ahead and performing in Siegfried even though he was ill, whether there’s a Seattle Opera Siegfried curse, and finally quick thoughts over the bells on the Seattle Opera and Twitter.
Be sure to check out my new guest posting over at the Seattle Opera blog, Seattle Ring 2009: A New Wotan for the Ages. In it I share my thoughts on Greer Grimsley as Wotan, what his portrayal tells us about this year’s cycle, and how I’ve seen a new Wotan in this production.
Check it out, and my thanks to the Seattle Opera for letting me guest post.
I’ve been offline a bit but it seems appropriate to do a short post announcing with great joy that it’s time to celebrate another week of greed, murder, incest, destruction, loss and, finally, the end of the world.
Yes, dear reader, it’s Wagner season! The Seattle Opera has started their first cycle in the most recent of their every-four-year cycles.
We actually kicked off the season last Sunday by attending a preview performance of Das Barbecü at ACT Theater which is a wonderful, light filling-in of details in Götterdammerung in country-western musical style.
I’ll also be doing some guest postings over at the Seattle Opera Blog. And it looks like I’ll have the opportunity to be interviewed by Zach Carstensen over at the Gathering Note blog during Götterdammerung. I’ll be posting links here to those as they go live.
Should be a good week.
Thanks to Alex Ross’ posting today, I learned that the world of music writing/journalism has won one and lost one.
We’ve lost one because the Pierre Ruhe has accepted a buyout from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It sounds as if we’re down another professional music journalist slot for good.
Since I’ve not found a lot of music bloggers (certainly compared to food bloggers!) it’s good to see another one out there.