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Die Walkure

Die Walkure in Seattle

Ivan Katz | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts
Ivan Katz

Die Walküre is an opera about solemn contracts and behavior that is arbitrary and capricious. It is an opera about lust, and an opera in which love is punished.

How 'The Ring' Was Staged

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

When Richard Wagner wrote his Ring Cycle, did he dream of a giant steel machine twisting and sliding on stage? Probably not. But the Metropolitan O...

San Francisco Opera Triumphs With the Fastest RING in the West

George Heymont | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
George Heymont

On Sunday July 3, the San Francisco Opera wrapped up its 2011 summer season, which was focused entirely on performances of Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen.

OPERA: CultureZohn (Singing in the Streets)

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-09-27-rheingoldbox.jpgThe Metropolitan Opera offers proof that the double dealing, back-stabbing, larger-than-life emotion of Wagner rivals any of our great governmental dramas.

How Do You Lose $5,960,000 on an Opera?

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ivan Katz

A deficit this stunning could only have happened as a result of world-class incompetence. It is a management failure without parallel in American opera history.

Ring Around Los Angeles

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Barry A. Sanders

LA Opera's visionary production of The Ring in June not only marks the first time this monumental masterpiece will be presented in LA, but it also creates a great opportunity.

Hollywood Indifferent to Opera's Lord of the Rings

Steve Pond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Pond

The movie industry can give 17 Oscars to 10 hours of movies about a magic ring, but they'd rather not pay attention to 19 hours of opera about a magic ring.

Woodstock for Wagnerians

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ivan Katz

In Seattle, as in Bayreuth, Germany, you get your Wagner in a highly concentrated dose. Woodstock for Wagnerians... without the mud.