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Talking trash

25 February 2023

9:00 AM

25 February 2023

9:00 AM

The Rhinegold

London Coliseum, in rep until 10 March

Tubas and timpani thunder in The Rhinegold as the giants Fasolt and Fafner, having built Valhalla, arrive to claim their fee: Freia, goddess of beauty and youth. It doesn’t go well. Suddenly Fasolt drops his defences and declares his yearning (the translation is John Deathridge’s) for ‘a woman who’d lovingly and softly live with us lowly mortals’.

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