Okay. So Deborah Voigt was honestly so amazing last night. Her voice was in phenomenal form! She has such a vulnerable presence on stage. And she looks fiiiine. And he winked at me.
Also! Her encore was the greatest thing ever. She sang “I Love a Piano” and then after the last verse she went and sat at the piano with Brian Zeger and they played the chorus and the last bit as a duet. It was hilarious but also amazing.
Best recital I’ve seen in a while. I need an artistic jolt like this to remember why I do what I do.
Also I’m not a creepy stalker. But like… I’m convinced we’d be best friends.
I can’t stop watching/listening to the end of Act 3 of Die Walkure. I was fortunate enough to see the recent Met Opera’s production of it live in HD and was absolutely blown away.
How does Wagner manage to create something that is a fairytale, a grand tragedy, a psychological drama, an epic fantasy, AND combine it with the most glorious, emotional, complex music?
And then look at this ending of the opera (kindly videoed on an iphone from someone in the Met). From about 10.36 we have the wonderful finale. Wotan (Bryn Terfel), king of the Gods, has been forced to punish his beloved daughter and Valkyrie Brunnhilde (Deborah Voigt) for going against his wishes and saving the life of Siegmund and Sieglinde when he had ordered her to kill them. Brunnhilde is Wotan’s will and she has rebelled against him. The price of his maintaining his power is the sacrifice of his daughter. So, because he is unable to kill her, he orders her to be placed on a rock on a mountain and orders the god Loki to surround her with a ring of fire that only a true hero can penetrate. She will fall asleep until that time…
One day a true hero will come and pass through the flames and wake Brunnhilde and she will love him and it will be her fate to be no longer a Valkyrie but a mortal woman. She will never see her sisters again or her beloved father. That is her punishment. And fortunately a hero is coming… Siegfried, son of Siegmund and Sieglinde who will reforge the sword Northung and come to claim his bride from her fiery resting place.
And this music is the fire music - with hints of the hero’s leitmotif heard as Brunnhilde falls asleep and is separated from her father forever.
AND I JUST HAVE ALL THESE FEELINGS.
When I saw the opera, I felt that swords and sorcery aside, this was ultimately a family drama. About a father and his daughter and the daughter’s rebellion and the father’s disappointment and their eventual separation as she must become a wife to a young, bold hero. And it is utterly tragic and compelling.
All 10 Over the Garden Wall Songs
Here are all the songs in order:
1. Over the Garden Wall- Jack Jones
2. Into the Unknown (Theme Song)- Jack Jones
3. Like Ships- Elijah Wood and Shannyn Sossamon
4. Patient is the Night- Chris Issak
5. Forward, Oneiroi- Deborah Voigt
6. The Highwayman Song- Blind Boy Paxton
7. Come Wayward Souls- Samuel Ramey
8. A Courting Song- Frank Fairfield
9. Langtree’s Lament- Janet Klein
10. Potatoes and Mollasses- Colin Dean
over the garden wall by jack jones // into the unknown (theme song) by jack jones // like ships by elijah wood & shannyn sossamon // patient is the night by chris isaak // forward, oneiroi! by deborah voigt // the highwayman by blind boy paxton // come wayward souls by samuel ramey // a courting song by frank fairfield // langtree’s lament by janet klein // potatoes and molasses by colin dean // the fight is over by unknown artist
wassup i put this thing together because i’m awful. if anyone knows the artist of the final song, please tell me as i couldn’t find anything B) nice