Siegfried Farnon recites poetry with “passionate intensity.”
listening to Wagner this morning and thinking about Siegried Farnon and realizing—despite my childhood crush on his brother Tristan—Siegfried (as portrayed by Robert Hardy) would have made the superior boyfriend. To wit:
- handsome and tweedily dapper
- very lovable behind an occasionally gruff facade
- clearly more intelligent than Tristan or anyone else in the room
anyway. there’s not enough Siegfried on Tumblr. i did a search for him, and didn’t have to go very far to find my initial post about him from 2011 (right when I started this Tumblr).
10 years later….
Well, not really. But it feels like it. And I have not changed my opinion about Sigfried. Or Robert Hardy. I worry that the 16 or 28 year old me would have fallen for a Tristan. (Sorry, boring James Herriott.) But the me who is me now: 100% SIGFRIED.