The Ring Texture

The story

Immerse yourself in a transformative journey through a world unhinged by corruption and politics, ravaged by greed and neglect, and where the one true power is the redeeming force of love.

Das Rheingold

In the cycle’s prelude, greed and vengeance trigger a chain of events fraught with corruption and struggle.

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Die Walküre

A father’s blinding ambition and a daughter’s profound defiance drive the story forward.

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Siegfried

A fearless young hero battles otherworldly challenges on a journey to discover his destiny.

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Götterdämmerung

The cycle's transcendent climax—a suspenseful tale of bravery, sacrifice, destruction and renewal.

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The Ring

The Ring Program Articles

Director's Note

The inspiration behind this Ring production is partly #MeToo, partly environmental—and almost entirely American.

WHAT PRICE LOVE?

If Wagner’s Ring could be reduced to a simple slogan, it would resemble something like the power of love versus the love of power.

WAGNER, SCHOPENHAUER, AND THE ORIENT

Richard Wagner’s interest in the East was stimulated by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation.