Wagner’s Ring Cycle
Sun., 9/12/12, 9/16/12, 9/23/12, 9/30/12, 10/7/12 & 10/14/12, at 2pm on CET
Mon., 9/10/12, through Fri., 9/14/12, at 9pm each night on CET Arts
This four part opera kicks off with a documentary about the production followed by four days of performance starting at 9pm each night. Here’s what each day looks like:
Monday: Wagner’s Dream, a documentary about the making of the Ring Cycle, is an intimate look at the theatrical and musical challenges of staging opera’s most monumental work.
Tuesday: The gods of Valhalla clash with underworld dwarves and brawny giants, with disastrous consequences.
Wednesday: The mysterious hero Siegmund finds shelter in the familiar arms of a lonely woman named Sieglinde in a forbidden love.
Thursday: Siegfried puts together the broken pieces of the sword Nothung and slays the fearsome dragon Fafner.
Friday: Siegfried and Brunnhilde’s love is torn apart by the curse of the ring.