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The Inspection of a Century: Wagner’s Ring in Kassel
September 11, 2010 - 8:00 am
At Staatstheater Kassel a tradition of staging Wagner’s “Ring” has long been established. In the early seventies producer Ulrich Melchinger introduced a Wallstreet atmosphere and the forms and colors of pop art to the sphere of the “Ring”. In the eighties Siegfried Schoenbohm took up the tetralogy. This “Ring” went through many centuries and different styles.
Michael Leinert’s “Ring”, produced within two seasons (1997–1999), continued this specific Kassel dramaturgy of presenting the “Ring” from a modern point of view. Leinert’s interpretation of the “Ring” represented “one hundred years of German history”.
Wagnerian soprano Susan Owen-Leinert (Brünnhilde) presents together with her husband an insightful look at this exciting Ring production of Staatstheater Kassel with numerous video and audio excerpts.
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