"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

More "Ring" a-ling Bits

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 ♥


  1. WOW!!!
    Okay, from an old Punk~~OY!OY!OY!
    That totally rocked~~I cannot imagine having a voice like any of the performers, and the sets and costumes....tres cool!
    Yes, I think I could really sit through the whole *Ring* and see them all!!!
    Beautiful; glad you could post the snippet!


  2. this is so cool. the story sounds like the first soap opera. except it ends, soap operas go on and on. So much drama here. I just half heard a radio show about opera, some contest or other, and they were discussing how much appearance counts, not just voice. Esp nowadays when there are som many close up filmings going on. Interesting.

  3. Hoert sich sehr interessant an - es war schon eine lange Zeit, wenn ich eine Opera gesehen habe. Ich habe das Theater immer gern gehabt. Ich liebe die Buehne wo man echte Menschen "live" beobachten und hoeren kann...finde ich mehr aufregend wie and der Leinwand...ok, vielleicht nicht mehr, aber jedenfalls sehr anders.

    Hoffentlich hast Du ein wunderschoenes Wochenende...

    Liebe Gruesse,
    Doris und Gizzy :-)

  4. I am happy you can be part of this fairytale princess!!!!!
    Know you had a busy time but know you have been enjoying it :)
    Internet is on and off here........ :(
    Doing OK will mail soon

    Have a wonderful weekend and rest dear ♥

  5. Well that was quite fascinating!

  6. so glad you and mariane met each other. wow how many languages do you speak? you are so talented sweet robin. hugs from london town.

  7. I am very happy for you and your ring obsession. And very happy that it is you and not me!