A SUMMER STREAMING EVENT OF OPERATIC PROPORTIONS is right around the corner.
Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (you know, that epic four-part, 15-hour cycle) is coming soon to a screen near you. On July 25th to be exact.
Starting that morning at 8:00 AM PDT, we'll be marathoning an audio stream of all four operas in one day. We're talking back-to-back audio streams of some of Wagner's greatest music. You can hunker down with us for the full 15 or tune in and out as the story progresses (and your day goes on).
We'll have special guests like Morris Robinson, Ronnita Miller, Grant Gershon, and Technical Director Jeff Kleeman pop in throughout the day with some fun surprises and Ring-inspired conversations. You'll also hear from our very own Christopher Koelsch and James Conlon at the stream's kickoff. Take a look at the schedule we have below so you can plan your RING-a-Thon.
But before we get to the streams, there's something we should address. Please take a moment to read our statement on Richard Wagner here.
LA Opera’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in 2010 was made possible by:
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
with additional support from:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts,
and LA Opera’s Friends of the Ring Leadership Council
Das Rheingold - 8:00 AM PDT
Generous underwriting support for Das Rheingold from Margaret and David Barry, and Dr. ARmin and Barbara Sadoff.
Die Walküre - 11:00 AM PDT
Generous underwriting support for Die Walküre from Leslie and John Dorman, Peter and Diane Gray, Marc and Eva Stern Foundation, and Barbara Augusta Teichert.
Siegfried - 3:00 PM PDT
Generous underwriting support for Siegfried from LGHG Foundation, Penny and Harold B. Ray, and an anonymous donor.
Götterdämmerung Act 1 - 7:00 PM PDT
Götterdämmerung Acts 2 and 3
Generous underwriting support for Götterdämmerung from Mark Houston Dalzell, Lenore and Bernard Greenberg, and Lawrence A. Kern.
We might not have an official program for the RING-a-Thon, but we do have official synopses for each of the productions. You can read all of them below.
James Conlon sets the stage for the upcoming audio-stream of Richard Wagner's epic, four-part Ring cycle (Der Ring des Nibelungen) by reflecting on the philosophy of the German-language music drama. Listen in below.
Don't worry, we have a few more Ring-related podcasts for you. Listen in to Maestro Conlon's pre-performance talks on all four productions below.
Looking for Maestro Conlon's program note on the Ring cycle? Look no further.
Our friends and colleagues at San Francisco Opera made some grade-A (pun intended) lesson plans containing vocabulary, reading, and other curriculum connections to help teachers break down Wagner's Ring cycle.
A shot from Siegfried (Photo by Monika Rittershaus).
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Be sure to check back here on July 25th to catch the show.