“…the score was marshaled with skill, individuality and tremendous energy by American maestro Evan Rogister. Rogister offered a dramatic and fluent reading that found fresh beauty in each musical transition but never wallowed in transient orchestral color. The Gothenburg Opera Orchestra sounded gruff and earthy as often as it did godly and serene. I have never heard it tighter or richer, which bodes well for Washington National Opera, where Rogister has just been appointed music director. The detail Rogister drew from his singers was also notable. Gothenburg Opera does not have a huge auditorium but it still felt like a luxury to hear the Rhinemaidens’ exacting placing of consonants and to hear Fricka and Freia given the space to blossom as musical characters.”