Posted June 01, 2012

June 1, 2012

And possibly a comfy new sofa . . . . 

The Metropolitan Opera will bring Wagner’s Ring to Great Performances – 4 nights in a row preceded by the documentary “Wagner’s Dream”. This will be the 3nd time that PBS will present Wagner’s Ring on Great Performances – the first time was the renown Bayreuth production of Patrice Chereau in 1983 and the 2nd was the much beloved Metropolitan Opera Otto Shenk – Günter Schneider-Siemssen production in 1990.

Here’s a link to the announcement although the broadcast dates and times may vary according to the schedule of your local PBS Affiliate.


and exerpts of  the press release:


GP at the Met: Der Ring des Nibelungen

About the Opera

Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, in a production by Robert LaPage, will air on Great Performances at the Met, September 11-14 in primetime each night on PBS stations (check local listings), as a major television event.

The operas – Das Rheingold, Die Walkűre, Siegfried, andGötterdämmerung — will be preceded on Monday, September 10 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) by the airing of award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke’s documentary Wagner’s Dream, which chronicles the backstage story of the creation of this ambitious new staging.

Wagner’s Dream  – A documentary by Susan Froemke

(PBS: Monday, September 10, 9 p.m.)

Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) – (PBS: Tuesday, September 11)

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) – (PBS: Wednesday, September 12)

Siegfried – (PBS: Thursday, September 13)

Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) – (PBS: Friday, September 14)