Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Last evening was our first of four operas of the Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera, Das Rheingold. This was the shortest of the four, two and a half hours long, with no intermission. It started at 8:00 and was done at 10:35, plus another 10 minutes for curtain call. All of the others start at 6:00 or 6:30 and go for up to almost 6 hours!
The music, sets, lighting, costumes, and singing were all amazing. The story is similar to that of Lord of the Rings, so I promised Craig I would not shout out at any time, "Me wants the precious!"