This RHEINGOLD is, hands down, the best Wagnerian production I've been to in my life. I'm not a Wagner enthusiast; wild horses couldn't drag me to another performance of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE. But this RHEINGOLD just blew me away. It was exhilirating. The audience in my theater rose to its feet and applauded...a performance that had just concluded 3000 miles away! And they kept on applauding, all through the curtain calls. Catch the Encore presentation; you'll get more than your money's worth.