"With equal flashes of imagination and innovation, Arizona Opera's production of DAS RHEINGOLD, under the visionary direction of Brian Staufenbiel, has added technology to this fusion of theatrical elements. The result is the creation of an engaging environment and an enthralling experience ~ reason enough, I daresay, to sit for two and a half uninterrupted hours and embrace the convolutions of plot and the intrigues of its mythical characters! . . . Staufenbiel echoes Wagner's emphasis on fusion with an intelligent and economical exploitation of space. True to Wagner's emphasis on the role of the orchestra, he gives it centrality on the main stage."
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