None of the Ring operas are easy to conduct, and Götterdämmerung is perhaps most difficult of all. The music is vast, sprawling, and all too often it is in the service of some of Wagner's weakest dramaturgy.
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Die Walküre is an opera about solemn contracts and behavior that is arbitrary and capricious. It is an opera about lust, and an opera in which love is punished.
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