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No miscues for Lepage ‘Walkuere,’ just creaks

April 14, 2013 • Entertainment


CORRECTS SPELLING TO WALKUERE In this April 10, 2013 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera Martina Serafin as Sieglinde and Simon O’Neill as Siegmund perform in the final dress rehearsal of Wagner’s “Die Walkuere,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Ken Howard)

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Lepage’s staging of Wagner’s “Die Walkuere” can be considered a twofold success at a minimum in its return to the Metropolitan Opera: There were no malfunctions and no falls.

The top attraction of Saturday’s revival was the company debut of Viennese soprano Martina Serafin, who sang an outstanding Sieglinde. The performance also turned into the unscheduled debut of tenor Andrew Sritheran, who replaced allergy-afflicted Simon O’Neill as Siegmund midway through the first act. Sritheran’s singing was more problematic.

Lepage’s version of the epic tetralogy of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, with Carl Fillion’s 45-ton, 24-plank set nicknamed “The Login to read more

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