Monday, 13 June 2011

Nibelungen Ring in Karlstad at Wermland Opera

Classicalify repacked the bags and took the train to Karlstad and the Wermland Opera for the biggest opera event in Sweden this year. The Wermland Opera is doing FIVE complete "Rings" after one year of refurbishment.

Some of the most promising and youngest singers today in Sweden is singing, the orchestra is placed on the second balcony and this in a house that seats only about 400 people!

And were we impressed by the first night, Das Rheingold. The production is of very high standard, looking like something you see on international stages. The laser version of Rhein is just stunning and light is used to make the changes of the different scenes, like when Wotan and Loge goes down to Niebelheim. Very impressiv!

The singing is up and down, but Classicalify was very impressed of Marcus Jupither's Alberich, Richard Söderberg's Loge as well of Andreas Franzén's Fasolt. All in all, Das Rheingold belongs to the guys, them being much stronger than the female singers.

Classicalify do rate this as a 5-star-production and is looking forward to the remaining parts coming up this week.

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