I really love the angle and how you keep the erlking in shadow. very VERY effective! and can i just say that i'm so proud to actually know the character. If you've never heard Schubert's adaptation of Goethe's "der erlkonig." It's totally worth a listen: [link] It is a male solo, but the poem has three speakers aside from the narrator: the father, the child, and the erlking. Schubert puts each voice in a different part of the singer's range and in a different style. Uh, and I LOVE how the "mein vater mein vater" line gets higher and more dissonant; you can just hear the boy's panic as he watches the erlkonig ride up from behind and take hold of him. Anyway, here's poem, [link]
This is awesome beyond words. The Erlkoenig myth has always been one of my favorites :33 Have you heard Sarah Brightman's Figlio Perduto? Look it up on YouTube. It's an Italian adaptation of Goethe's poem set to one of Beethoven's pieces.
oh god i love this poem, and the opera performance. adore the image as well...the horse really kind of stands out. makes up a prominant part of the image, which is suiting considering how the piano is a major part of the song in representing the running horse...
also, the background is just plain out trippy. awesome possum.