Die Harder (At The Opera)

This is a follow-up to my previous post in which I talked about being excited to watch a video performance of Wagner’s Die Walküre.

Turns out there were subtitles:

This really helped out a lot, I now know more about the characters and something of the story. The only thing is, seeing as it’s the second in a series of four operas, I’m missing previous information and this story ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. Literally.

Another thing is that the scenes do tend to drag on a little with characters doing a lot of exposition and often repeating plot details. This tested my patience at times but overall I found the experience enjoyable.

Luckily, KCTS will be showing part three, Sigfried, next weekend. I think they may have shown the first opera last week and I missed it. As a result, I’m lacking information from the first story, but I am looking forward to seeing the continuation of what I know so far.

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