Thursday, May 26, 2011
Well, you know, this HAS been my life (if not 24/7, at least 11/7) for the past 10 days. I HAVE to share....that's what blogging is all about! So here is a bit of what happens in the first of the four "Ring" Operas -" Das Rheingold".
Scene 1:The Rheinmaidens sing about their "Gold".
Scene 2: Wotan (King of the Gods) explains to his fellow Gods how wonderful it will be to have their own private castle (Valhalla)in the Heavens. (He is wearing an eye patch because he sacrificed an eye in order to gain Fricka as his wife.)
Scene 3: Fricka hopes building Valhalla will keep his other eye from straying....(it doesn't).
Scene 4:The Giants - Fasolt and Fafner. They built Valhalla for Wotan...at the end of this opera, Fafner kills his brother, Fasolt, and returns in "Siegfried" (the 3rd Opera) as a Dragon! Wait to you see what the Dragon looks like! (I can't reveal this until "Siegfried" opens - this Sunday!) But, it's really cool!
Scene 5: Alberich (the ultimate villan and the head dwarf of the Niebelungen), exalts in the creation of the magic "Ring"...of course, he has has to give up *Love* in order to steal the Ring from the Rheinmaidens.
Scene 6: Loge (the God of Fire) helps "trick" Alberich into losing the Ring to Wotan.
Scene 7: Alberich calling up the Niebelung "slaves" to bring up all the gold to give to Wotan.
Scene 8: The Gods, having stolen the gold (including the Ring - which Wotan gave as payment to Fafner, the Giant), ascend into Valhalla. They laugh and drink Champagne, oblivious to the pleas of the Rheinmaidens....who want their gold (aka The Ring) back.
What will happen? Ah, one must wait for "Die Walkure"....to find out.
To be continued.....
♥ Robin ♥