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This March, delve into Wagner’s Ring cycle from the comfort of your own home through curated talks and educational events.
Unlock access to all Ring Festival events, live and on-demand, for one low price with one of our passes or purchase tickets to individual events for $15 each.
Plus, each weekend in March, for 48 hours we are streaming our 2018 production of the Ring in sequence for free starting with Das Rheingold. View schedule.
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Saturdays in March at 1pm PST on Zoom
Explore the myth, music, and majesty of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung with the Company’s Dramaturg Emeritus Dr. Clifford (“Kip”) Cranna.
March 5–12, 2021
Wagnerism: A Conversation with Alex Ross and Tony Kushner Moderated by Dr. Clifford (“Kip”) CrannaTuesday, March 9 at 5:30pm PST on Zoom
Sitting down with Siegmund and Sieglinde: Brandon Jovanovich and Karita Mattila in ConversationModerated by Joshua KosmanFriday, March 12 at 10am PST on Zoom
March 13–19, 2021
Confronting Controversy: The Ring in the 21st CenturyLecture by William BergerTuesday, March 16 at 5:30pm PST on Zoom
Becoming Brünnhilde: A Conversation with Iréne Theorin, Nina Stemme, and Jane EaglenModerated by Stephen A. BrownFriday, March 19 at 1pm PST on Zoom
Dining on the Rhine: Food, Wine and Wagner’s Ring CycleWith Fred Plotkin and Jamie BartonSaturday, March 20 at 4pm PST on Zoom
March 20–26, 2021
(Rhein)Gold Rush: A History of the Ring in San FranciscoLecture by Barbara Rominski and Jeffery McMillanTuesday, March 23 at 5:30pm PST on Zoom
Green Wagner: Environmental Themes and Challenges in Wagner's RingWith Kirsten Paige and Francesca ZambelloThursday, March 25 at 5:30pm PST on Zoom
Breaking Barriers at Bayreuth: In Conversation with Grace BumbryModerated by Kenneth OvertonFriday, March 26 at 11am PST on Zoom
March 27–30, 2021
Kirsten Flagstad: A Brünnhilde for the AgesLecture by Paul Thomason and Annika E. EngelhartSaturday, March 27 at 4pm PST on Zoom
Feminism and the Ringwith Francesca Zambello, Ronnita Miller, and Naomi AndréTuesday, March 30 at 5:30pm PST on Zoom
For Festival Pass holders and All-Access Festival Pass Holders
Festival Opening Salute
Friday, March 5 at 1pm PST on Zoom
With Francesca Zambello, Donald Runnicles, Greer Grimsley, and Matthew Shilvock.
Festival Closing Toast
Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30pm PST on Zoom
With Matthew Shilvock, Francesca Zambello, Ronnita Miller, and Naomi André.
Festival Opening Salute and Festival Closing Toast are open to Festival Pass holders and All-Access Festival Pass holders only. Pass holders, check your email for more information.
Starting on March 6, you can experience Wagner’s Ring cycle in its entirety from the comfort of your home. Each weekend in March, we will be streaming the operas in sequence starting with Das Rheingold.
March 6–7DAS RHEINGOLD
In the cycle’s prelude, greed and vengeance trigger a chain of events fraught with corruption and struggle. (2 hours, 32 minutes)
March 13–14DIE WALKÜRE
A father’s blinding ambition and a daughter’s defiance drive the story forward. (3 hours, 46 minutes)
A fearless, young hero battles otherworldly challenges on a journey to discover his destiny. (3 hours, 56 minutes)
The cycle reaches its transcendent climax with a suspenseful tale of bravery, sacrifice, destruction and renewal. (4 hours, 24 minutes)
The Ring Festival is dedicated to the memory of beloved Company Sponsor Ann Getty, for whom the Ring was the pinnacle of human creativity.
Bernard and Barbro Osher