Posted August 03, 2017
Posted August 3, 2017
The usual Nuremberg settings are absent from this production. Act One is set in Wagner’s library in Wahnfried house. There is no St Katherine’s church congregation in Act One, no riotous night-time street scene in Act Two and no cobbler’s shop in Act Three. The production’s only visual allusion to the place where the opera is set is to the Nuremberg Trials of 1945, in which the world sat in judgment on the Third Reich.