Dalayman’s rapturous Immolation caps ‘Ring’

May 4, 2013 • Entertainment

In this April 17, 2013 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Katarina Dalayman sings the role of Brunnhilde in Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung,” during a dress rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl)

NEW YORK (AP) — Magnificent playing by the orchestra, inspired conducting by Fabio Luisi and a rapturous performance of the “Immolation Scene” by Katarina Dalayman brought the Metropolitan Opera’s latest “Ring” cycle to a thrilling conclusion.

“Goetterdaemmerung,” the fourth and final opera in Wagner’s epic, takes 5½ hours to unfold, but the time seemed to fly by Thursday night, thanks to strong casting down the line — especially in the two lead roles. Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried again proved he is one of the few tenors around who can Login to read more

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