Approximate Running Time: Four hours, 20 minutes, with 2 intermissions
In German with English captions
Articles & Interviews
At Seattle Opera, Stephen Wadsworth has directed Janacek's Jenufa (1985), Gluck's Orphee et Eurydice (1988), Wagner's Fliegende (1989) and Lohengrin (1994), and Handel's Xerxes (1997)...
Ortrud is in some ways the most mature role in Lohengrin. That is to say, it is the most like some of Wagner's later roles. Ortrud is evil, joyfully so, but Wagner gives her some of the most exciting and dramatic music in the whole opera...
Of all Wagner's operas, it is Lohengrin that poses the greatest difficulty for many, in that its plot revolves around a dubious proposition. Elsa, accused of murdering her brother, has a dreamlike vision...