Notes & Reviews:
This production of 'Siegfried' is based on the new complete edition of the works of Richard Wagner. Performed at the Het Muziektheater Amsterdam it blends the lyrical, mythical and philosophical qualities of Wagner's work into a profound unity. Pierre Audi's stage direction is inspired and amazing sets by George Tsypin and wonderful costumes by Oscar-winning Eiko Ishioka complement singing and playing of great intensity from the cast under the energetic baton of Harmut Haenchen, creating a vigorous, almost intimate performance that will leave and indelible impression.
In the third part of the epic cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Siegfried pursues his path to manhood. As parental love dissipates and is replaced by romantic love and desire, Wagner reflects on the experience of human life and the fact of mortality.