A Successful Challenge
ends the Palermo 'Ring' cycle,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
Fifteen minutes of applause, accolades and ovations after six hours in the theatre. Three hundred and twenty students, hosted in the fourth tier of boxes, as part of a special program to help change the audience were most enthusiastic; many of them had never been in an opera house and only a very few of them had seen and heard a Wagnerian music drama. The bottom line is that the adventure started by Teatro Massimo di Palermo in January 2013 ('A Key Flaw', 26 January 2013) was highly successful.
The basic concept was to stage a full Der Ring des Nibelungen for the bicentenary of Wagner's birth; two operas at the beginning of the 2013 season and two at the end...
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