Map: A Guide to Ring Cycles Around the Globe
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12:00 AM
With the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth this year come productions of the composer's Ring cycle around the world.
There are more than 15 opera houses scheduled to present the Ring cycle in the second half of the year alone. Of course, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus — where the 16-hour, four-opera saga premiered in 1876 — will present its version beginning in late July. The festival will be joined by opera houses all over Europe, including the German Opera in Berlin and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.
Besides Europe, some far corners of the globe will see the epic as well. Opera Australia in Melbourne is to perform the complete Ring in November. Later this month, there is a production of Die Walkure at the Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
There are, of course, productions of The Ring of Nibelung in the U.S. as well. In August, both Seattle Opera and the Opera Theater of Saint Louis will perform Ring cycle operas. Other productions are scheduled into 2014. Check out our interactive map to find productions of the Ring near you (click on the individual icons to learn more about each production).
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