|Thanks for the comments.|
Robert D: I take your point, but no apologies for the style I'm afraid. I had a brief opportunity to rewrite it, but then I decided what the hell, I wrote it in the style that grabbed me while the sheer awesomeness of the event was still upon me. Better to to convey *that* spirit, than the sanitised, intellectual wank I might have produced the next day after 13 hours of number crunching. That, and of course the fact that I wanted to go home and get some sleep.
Tim V: You're a star, and you're welcome to come and visit at my place anytime.
Marty and Robert M: If you have some recommendations, I'll gladly receive them!
Linz: You're not *quite* right. Being able to say you were wrong was merely an incidental, although admittedly highly pleasurable, side-benefit. I guess I'd better start worrying if you start playing Wagner to me at SOLOC5 huh?
Ed: Thanks. I agree, Wotan at the start of Act III was stupendous, and yes, Act I has some great musical themes running through it. Unfortunately Das Rheingold and Die Walkure were staged last season and I missed them, but I'll know better next time.