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15 Sep 2010

The Valhalla Machine

By Daniel J. Wakin [NY Times, 15 September 2010]

THE Rhinemaiden descended by a cable to the floor of the Metropolitan Opera stage. She extended her body just in front of a hollow beneath part of the set for Wagner’s “Rheingold.” Slowly, inexorably, the edge of a 45-ton structure tilted down toward her.

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