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#12: Wagner's Ring Cycle - The Greatest Story Ever Told

#12: Wagner's Ring Cycle - The Greatest Story Ever Told

Update: 2021-01-15
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This is episode 2 of 3 in a series about Richard Wagner's collection of German Operas, "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (the "Ring Cycle" in English). In this episode, I share about just how the Ring Cycle is superlative in every way: monstrously expensive, notoriously difficult to stage, ridiculously hard to sing. Why? How? And who was the secret patron that made it all possible, when it would have otherwise failed due to the composer's inability to focus and handle his debts? Come learn about how the Ring Cycle is—arguably—the greatest story ever told, at least on stage. (Photo credit: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera).



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#12: Wagner's Ring Cycle - The Greatest Story Ever Told

#12: Wagner's Ring Cycle - The Greatest Story Ever Told

Ron Stauffer