Saturdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1pm PST on Zoom
On-demand recording available to ticket holders 24 hours after airing
With Dr. Clifford (“Kip”) Cranna, Dramaturg Emeritus, San Francisco Opera
Explore the myth, music, and majesty of Wagner’s unsurpassed four-opera masterpiece The Ring of the Nibelung with the Company’s Dramaturg Emeritus Dr. Clifford (“Kip”) Cranna.
Each Saturday in March, Kip will guide you through one of the four operas starting with the first opera in the cycle Das Rheingold, followed by Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Attend all four talks or just one!
Guided by Kip, you’ll get a close look at this transformative operatic journey through a world unhinged by corruption and greed, where the one true power is the redeeming force of love. See how Wagner’s evocative signature tunes (“Leitmotifs”) create an ever-deepening texture of interwoven musical meaning. Video examples (with subtitles) will provide insight into these magnificent and mythic music dramas.