And if not, why not?
First pictures of Munich’s blue Ring elicit a number of questions, which I am sure director Kriegenburg will hasten to answer:
1 Why does he need singers to strip off in the middle of the harshest winter Europe has suffered in years?
2 Why is the eyepatch still an essential Wagner accessory? Yes, I know Wotan’s meant to be a one-eyed git, but in a concept production isn’t there a more original way of expressing that?
3 Is this a homage to Ken Russell’s Women in Love?
4 Couldn’t he find a nicer Marks & Spencer nightie for Catherine Wyn-Rogers?
5 Wtf are these Rhinemaidens going to do next?