y Richard Wagner : Gotterdammerung : An Adaptation single work   musical theatre   - Prologue and three acts
  • Author: John Kinsella http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kinsella-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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Notes

    • Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) is the fourth and final work of Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle, which centres upon a magic ring made of gold from the Rhine river. It was composed 1865-74 and first performed as part of the complete Ring cycle, at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, on August 17, 1876
    • John Kinsella was commissioned to adapt Wagner's German libretto to the context of Western Australia, which has an established history with the search for gold. Kinsella himself has said it is not a translation, 'but a new interpretation of Wagner's text, which innovates and interprets the original'. (The Courier-Mail 1 February 2003, p.8)
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Production Details

  • First performed at the Perth International Arts Festival (2003) on 13 and 15 February 2003, in a simultaneous indoor/outdoor production - inside Perth's Concert Hall and on the banks of the Swan River. Season directed by Neill Gladwin.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Perth, Western Australia,: Perth International Arts Festival , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
On Adapting Wagner's Gotterdammerung into English, John Kinsella , 2003 single work criticism (p. 7-39)

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Works about this Work

Upstaging Wagner David Bray , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 February 2003; (p. 8)
Wagner With a Twist Victoria Laurie , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 Janaury 2003; (p. 14)
Bard of the Ring John Kinsella , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 February vol. 121 no. [6358] 2003; (p. 72-73)
Wagner with an Aussie Backdrop Sarah McNeill , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Claremont-Nedlands Post , 8 February 2003; (p. 32)
Ring Cycle Goes Bush Victoria Laurie , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 July 2002; (p. 13)
Poetic Licence Ron Banks , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 July 2002; (p. 97)
Upstaging Wagner David Bray , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 February 2003; (p. 8)
Wagner With a Twist Victoria Laurie , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 Janaury 2003; (p. 14)
Bard of the Ring John Kinsella , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 February vol. 121 no. [6358] 2003; (p. 72-73)
Ring Cycle Goes Bush Victoria Laurie , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 July 2002; (p. 13)
Wagner with an Aussie Backdrop Sarah McNeill , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Claremont-Nedlands Post , 8 February 2003; (p. 32)
Poetic Licence Ron Banks , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 July 2002; (p. 97)
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