Saturday Morning Cartoons: Ride of the Valkyries
Friday, May 10, 2013
For this Saturday’s cartoon, we spotlight the Ride of the Valkyries, from Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle opera, Die Walkure. This music is featured in “What’s Opera Doc,” a 1957 cartoon directed by Chuck Jones for Warner Brothers.
We play a recording conducted by James Levine, today’s guest on Operavore, coming up at 10:30am. And be sure to stay tuned for the Met Opera broadcast of Gotterdammerung, the final opera of the Ring Cycle, at 11 am following Operavore.