The Ring and I

Richard Wagner is perhaps the most controversial artist that ever lived and his 20 hour, 4-Opera Ring Cycle is among the most massive... and most daunting. Join us for "The Ring & I" and find out what all the fuss is about.

WNYC, New York Public Radio, presents "The Ring and I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania," an insightful, funny, and often surprising examination of the ways Wagner's Ring Cycle has inspired passion, impacted culture, and invited controversy over the last 125 years. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, "The Ring and I" asks what many of the uninitiated must wonder: "What's the big deal?". This journey, intended for both devoted fans and newcomers alike, visits with a diverse cast of characters who weigh in with their answers to this complex question, including interviews with film composer Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Metropolitan Opera tech director Joe Clark, Jungian psychologist Laurie Layton Schapira, Seattle Opera director Speight Jenkins, rock guitarist Gary Lucas, and many more. ------------------------ The Ring and I: The Myth, The Passion,

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