Post by REP Post by C.Z.
Where is AC Douglas?
Perhaps no longer with us. No blog posts within the past year, and no recent
Opera-L posts (that I see). He wrote about seeing the Wieland Ring live and
buying his first car c. 1955, so he was not a young man.
On the other hand, he could just be fed up with the current state of opera,
as so many of us are.
The 'Sounds and Fury' web-site still exists (www.soundsandfury.com).
However, the youngest contribution dates back to 5 February 2016, and
after that: nothing. For an industrious contributor as A C Douglas is
(or was), this could be the sign, that REP is right. On his web site
ACD wrote that he saw Wieland Wagner's staging of Der Ring des
Nibelungen in 1958, almost 60 years ago. He may have been a young
person at the time, but at least twenty, so I expect him - if he is
still around - to be in his eighties, if not even older. If that be the
case, I hope for him that he still is in a good shape, but at that age
alas, anything is possible...
Anyway, I still feel blessed by being named an idiot by him as so many
Met vriendelijke groet,
Herman van der Woude