Correspondence with Stephen

  SB: I enjoyed the site very much. Looking forward to reading more. I think we were both at that “Faust} [ ]; some of them are still alive. Wild horses couldn’t drag me to a performance of that opera these days, though. It just hasn’t worn well with me. But of course then, … Read more

More on the L.A. Parsifal: the Case for Wilson’s Spell

Stephen promised an exposition of his thoughts on Robert Wilson’s “Parsifal”. It is presented here: Hi Bill: Well, here it is. PARSIFAL is my desert-island opera. I first saw it at the Met on Good Friday in 1960, then the summer I spent at Bayreuth (1966) studying with the Wagners. I saw Wieland’s breathtaking production … Read more