Achim Freyer’s “Siegfried” in Los Angeles. Words and music by Wagner. | "The costumes, wigs and makeup are all cartoonish exaggerations that transform their wearers into caricatures. Siegfried, for instance, has phosphorescent yellow hair (a parody of the Aryan ideal), a blue body torso plumped out with fake muscles, and a pair of floppy bearskin trousers. Freyer is mocking Siegfried, of course, and his just so terribly profound insight is that Siegfried is, in the long run, really a jerk."