Tag Archives: Siegfried

Documentary on Jay Hunter Morris

Just in time for the premiere of the new production of Götterdämmerung at the Met, PBS has offered a brief, charming mini-documentary on Jay Hunter Morris’ last-minute preparations for performing Siegfried last Fall. (See this blog’s report of that performance here.) It is a charming account, full of delight and backstage wonder.  The film starts […]

Siegfried at the Met

Siegfried is often termed the scherzo of the Ring – the light and playful internal movement of a great symphony.  Each time I have the privilege to see it, though, I leave quite shattered – hardly the response to a scherzo.  The performance at the Metropolitan Opera on October 27, 2011, had this effect and […]