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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Met Ring Trailer

A stage design for Das Rheingold.

The Metropolitan Opera is preparing a new production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. The staging, designed by Canadian director Robert Lepage and featuring imaginative use of projections and a single unit set, will feature the vocal talents of Bryn Terfel as Wotan and Deborah Voigt, who will sing Brunnhilde for the first time.

The trailer, below, was just released and gives some idea of what we're going to see. And it could be really good. I especially like the image of the gigantic wings and the wall of magic fire.

Next season will see the premiere of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. The full Ring will be performed in the Spring of 2012.

Photo © 2010 The Metropolitan Opera

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