The Mets new production of Die Walkure is outstanding. My jury is still out on the "machine" in the new production, but the music of the opera would play well regardless of the setting. The cast for this production included many of the finest Wagnerians working today...or anytime. Bryn Terfel and Deborah Voight staged a poignant father-daughter scene in Act III, while Jonas Kaufmann and Eva Maria Westbroek as the incentuous twins were compelling and vocally outstanding. Stephanie Blythe and Hans-Peter Konig were likewise outstanding in supporting roles.

In my opinion this is the best of the four Ring operas for its non-stop "drop dead" beautiful music, and when the Met does it, well nothing more need be said. If you are an opera lover this is a must see.