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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Yes, it was on my second set of DVDs that I picked that up. I watched a whole set a couple years ago and read the Goodall libretto in a book. In the past month I have watched my second Ring on DVD and am amazed at how much I either missed or forgot. I am glad I have three more Rings on DVD so I can even better understand this great operatic masterpiece. Currently watching Walkure conducted by Haenchen.

    Loge, by the way, is one of my favorite characters.
    He IS a delight, isn't he? He gives the lie to the claim that Wagner lacks humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    He IS a delight, isn't he? He gives the lie to the claim that Wagner lacks humor.
    Indeed! A shame he is limited to Rheingold--although he is there in spirit in the remaining three operas.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    I have Die Walküre as a 3-disc set in DTS (a form of DVD-audio). Zubin Metha, Bavarian State Orchestra. Ha ha haa!!!

    Die Walküre Zubin 200 dpi .jpeg
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    I love it and have a few versions on dvd, but it's a once a year thing at most. I need a whole week and some Mozart in-between to watch through. However, I do love to blast my favourite parts from YT when I'm ironing or doing dishes.

    Wotan: *having a complete breakdown*
    Me, struggling with a pleated skirt: mood

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    It's more than music, it's an experience, especially live. I've been to two complete live Rings (Bayreuth and Seattle), but I don't think I've ever listened to an entire opera on CD in one go before.
    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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