Lascaux cave art

Lascaux cave art

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Wotans Krieger Recommends Parsifal DVD




Performed in Bayreuth, the sacred place where Wagner intended this music drama to be staged it features a very Nordic looking Parsifal played by Poul Elming.
How refreshing to enjoy the spectacle of a traditional performance. However we should not be surprised about this as the Stage Director and Set Designer is Wolfgang Wagner who unlike his brother Wieland understood the necessity to be faithful to the intended interpretation and portrayal of this 13th and last music drama.
Too often we have witnessed since the days of Wieland the de-germanification of the Master`s works and this is nothing other than a betrayal of both the Master himself and Aryan culture.
Linda Watson as Kundry was simply magnificent!
This production captures the true essence of the drama and the set design is both traditional in spirit but innovative in technical design. Without any hesitation I would recommend this particular production to all true Wagnerians.

2 comments:

Raiin La femme Wolf said...

I think there should be beautifully illustrated books done in story-format - based on Wagner's operas. The idea is to introduce kids into the high form of culture. What do you think?

Wotans Krieger said...

This is an excellent idea and one that I have long pondered on myself.