I realized my first Parsifal was pennance for all my sins. and I said to myself, never again, Parsifal. However a friend insisting I see it again, suggested that I arrive after the first act. It worked. The music was so senuous Even missing the first Act, it was still a long opera. T&I was the first opera I ever saw. All I knew was the Love Duet and I waited 3 hours for it and the Liebestod came after 2 more hours. However, I saw it again and again, and got hooked on Wagner. Rather then spend too much time on Wagner, I would suggest you see the Richard Burton movie. It was done quite well and is quite informative of the composer's life.Originally posted by rtureck
LOL Joesitz, I believe they called that the love potion in Liebstod / T&I.
BTW, you love Wagner, how do you hold your attention for 5 hours through T&I, or Parsifal.
I do not care for hypergraphia, at least Dostoevsky had TLE ( well documented, so there is no need to play cyber space neurologist without a medical license) as an excuse. Of course hypergraphia and micrographia do not equate to TLE, I believe they called it "consistent with but not diagnostic of TLE"? What was Wagner's reason? Sorry, I know you really love Wagner.
PS to add, I am very open minded about taking Wagner appreciation 101
Back to Fumie. I was never a fan of Fumie. I put her in the class of 'competitive skaters only'. Nothing wrong with that. Figure Skating is basically a sport. There are many on my list of 'competitve skaters only', with Irina Slutskaya at the top.
But as Irina began to move off the list(it takes time) and join my very special list of skaters so it seems Fumie is also. It will still take time but this GP Final is a beginning.