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01 Jun 2006

Das Rheingold, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon

By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 31 May 2006]

Alberich is exceptionally well-endowed. Rejected by the Rhinemaidens, he rocks on his haunches, cradling his metre-long member. For a moment, when he swipes the disco-ball Rhinegold from these blue-frocked party-girls, self-castration looks likely. But no. He keeps the appendage, and it reappears in Nibelheim, thick as a man and as wide as the stage.

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