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ZomBerns contra Clinton

So the Russian government has released their brain-rotting hack, and the BernieBros who had just only barely been declared mostly dead have now shambled back to life. 476 mots de plus

All Too Human

What Use Is Religion? Bayreuth's New Parsifal

« …where Religion becomes artificial, it is reserved for Art to save the spirit of religion by recognizing the figurative value of the mythic symbols which the former would have us believe in their literal sense, and revealing their deep and hidden truth through an ideal presentation.

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How to spend Seven Hours in Munich

Munich, the city that for so many Americans stands for the rest of Germany. A few weeks I was in this city of beer and culture for the Munich Opera Festival. 182 mots de plus


Wagner – The Ring Cycle

The Ring Cycle, (full name ‘the Ring of the Nibelungen,’) finished its Gateshead run last week. Sixteen hours of drama spread over four nights, two long intervals each night – about a day of your life. 1 483 mots de plus


Bridge the Ashley!

I’m working on little sleep, so forgive the in-eloquence.  Little sleep because we didn’t get home till about 11pm last night, having spent the evening with several hundred fellow citizens at the Gaillard watching the orchestrated theater that is the Charleston City Council.   2 352 mots de plus


The Bayreuth Centennial Ring Celebrates Its Fortieth Anniversary (Part 2 of 2)

Memories of May 1968

In spite of their outstanding differences, both Chéreau and Boulez were responding to their experiences of the May 1968 events. In May 1968 and the months following it, France witnessed widespread student protests and the largest worker strike in French history, affecting all parts of France and all sectors of the economy. 510 mots de plus


The Bayreuth Centennial Ring Celebrates Its Fortieth Anniversary (Part 1 of 2)

This month, the Bayreuth Centennial Ring celebrates its fortieth anniversary. Staged by Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez, the Bayreuth Centennial Ring is still as relevant today as it was forty years ago when it took Bayreuth Festival audiences by surprise. 906 mots de plus