Music: Finale

The waters of the Rhine closed over the fateful Ring; swaggering Siegfried, murdered, burned on a giant pyre, Brünnhilde with him; Walhalla flamed red in the sky and, greed punished, the curtain at the Metropolitan Opera House, Manhattan, fell last week on the first performance of the season of Richard Wagner's Gotterdammerung, stupendous finale of the Nibelungen Ring, fifth of the Wagner matinees. Nanny Larsen-Todsen, recovering from an illness, sang the difficlut music of Brünnhilde, creditably. Michael Bohmen, big bass also billed as "indisposed," was sinister, impressive, magnificent; Friedrich Schorr, superb...

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