Brünnhilde

Catherine Foster, last night of Götterdämmerung, first cycle, Cologne/Shanghai/2010.

She was better than she is in this video, from the Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar (where, incidentally, I long ago [1992 or 1995, when staying nearby in Thuringen] saw productions of Parsifal [choir invisible] and Moses und Aaron [enormous choir; joint production with Leipzig opera]) in 2008. She is a still youngish singer whose star is at present, I would say, in the ascendant. That is, she is still getting better. She improved, at least in terms of stage mannerisms (an eventually lost faux-girlish hand to the head in vestigial immitation of a girlish hair flick, probably intended to signify virginity, one way or another), in the course of these two cycles.

2 Responses to “Brünnhilde”

  1. Curtain calls « Stumbling on melons Says:

    […] (also Sieglinde), Gunther (also Donner), Brünnhilde, Markus Stenz, conductor, Siegfried, Hagen, Waltraute (also […]

  2. wanderer Says:

    Das ist kein Mann!

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