Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A horse for our (Ring Cycle) times

Grane, dashing through the musical flames
As I look at my previous posts I can't help but think my images for the Melbourne Ring Exhibition are prescient. Grane gallops through the flames as NSW burns.

As I write the air is full of smoke and we are told the weather may be even worse than forecast for tomorrow, the day the fire-fighters have said will be the worst day of the week.

I read that Neil Armfield, Director of the Melbourne Ring Cycle, refers to the environmental catastrophe on our doorstep in his version of the Ring. I hope that it speaks to opera patrons who are in positions of power and inspires them to devote their energies to saving the planet for their grandchildren. Is that too much to ask?

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