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I only just saw this, but as far as film versions of operas go, it is enjoyable and creative. The World War I type setting somehow helps explain some of Mozart's themes in ways that I didn't understand them before. Besides, a good magical fairy tale film is rare these days, but I count this as one of them. Moreover, I really wish more directors would make more operas into films, so kudos to Branagh for following a rare tradition that Ingmar Bergman also played with. In an ideal world, this would would be one of the first experimental stages of many more films of many different operas to co
I was reading C.S. Lewis today and suddenly wanted to share an excerpt about this opera when I realized that there is no thread at A&F for what is arguably one of the greatest musical masterpieces in all of world history. I'm not really a fan of opera. I haven't seen very many of them, and most of what I've seen has bored me (and I'm convinced this is a fault of mine, not of the art form itself). However, Der Ring des Nibelungen has never ceased to amaze me ever since I first saw a version of it on PBS when I was a child. Ever since then, I've slowly tried to see different versions of this