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  • A night at the opera.

    Götterdämmerung ( Twilight of the Gods), Richard Wagner's fourth and final part of his Der Ring des Nibelungen.

    Where gods and men succumb to the greed for power and riches that ultimately results in the burning, and immersion in water, of the world.
    In the closing notes there is a glimmer of hope for renewal; a better world.

    Five and a half hours of wonderful theatre and beautiful music, in a production by De Nederlandse Opera.

    Here is a link to the Stage set-building time-lapse film on YouTube .
    (tip: press the full-screen icon in the bottom-right corner, and turn the volume up!)

    the captions read:

    60,000 kilos scenery
    500 lights
    212 musicians
    5 1/2 hours long
    seen by 33,000 people



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    photo: Marco Borggreve/ De Nederlandse Opera
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