Peter Gelb talks to WNYC about the new Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera. The "Ring Cycle" or The Ring of the Nibelung is a cycle of four operas by Richard Wagner. Wagner wrote the libretto and music over the course of about twenty-six years, from 1848 to 1874. The four operas that constitute the Ring cycle are, in the order of the imagined events they portray: Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung. This year, Robert Lepage is staging Das Rheingold and Die Walkure at the Met. We have tickets for both. This will be only my second Wagner experience and I am uber excited. Lepage has been working on the productions for over three years. It looks to be a highly technological multi-media mixed with live voices and orchestra - I can't wait to experience it. These will also be broadcast live in HD into movie theatres around the world.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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What are your two other Wagner experiences? Tristan and what else? I'm so flippin jazzed for this!
This will only be my second - have only seen Tristan.
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