Of course, because our Ring is revolutionary, not everyone supports it.I was still laughing when I got to this, in the next paragraph:
I strongly believe in Lepage's literal but imaginative approach.Of course, he offers nothing to demonstrate the revolutionary nature of the Lepage Ring...because it's not. "Literal but imaginative" doesn't equal revolutionary, and he must know that. The character interpretations are middle of the road; most reviewers have mentioned that the singers don't seem to have much directorial guidance, in fact. The damn Machine is a big old distraction, adding little value for a lot of time and money. Rheinmaidens who swim are nothing new; see photos of Met and Bayreuth productions going back to, um, 1876 for swimming Rheinmaidens.
Hopefully, with the completion of the cycles, this Ring will stand out as one of the Met's greatest feats.No, Peter. It's going to stand out as one of the Met's biggest wastes of money.