If this was the last opera I ever saw I would not mind because for me it was the best. The passionate film of Bill Viola's complimenting the passionate music of Wagners'. I was in heaven, transfixed for four short hours, wanting to stay forever in this extraordinary environment that Peter Sellers created in the Festival Hall yesterday. The music like a boomerang using the whole space. The singing excellent.
If you haven't experienced a passionate love life you may find Viola's film unnecessary even distracting. I say to you this, go and have the experience and you will totally be in agreement. He plays with time back and forth, playing, and so so sexual, yet with a beauty and innocence that is rare and real. Through the tunnels of stems, leaves, light flashing images, photographs and video altogether.