Quick question though: Is this a modern adaptation of the opera? and if yes do they deviate from the plot that Wagner wrote?
Thank you for your interest! My basic response to questions about this production is: It is a thinking person's presentation. But be assured, it does not deviate from Wagner's original plot, nor is there a change of any note he wrote. By 'a thinking person's presentation' I have to point out that the director, Olivier Py
is gay and he throws open the question of König Marke's
sexual orientation. No, no, not openly, he only leaves it up to you, utilising all the minor hints he leaves on the trail, to think about the possibilities.
There are minute actions by the performers you probably won't catch the first time around, revealing what a genius Py is, giving the gigantic work meaning and purpose. It's not an easy entertainment show, believe me!