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Great Performances at the Met


Sat., October 25, 2014
1:00 pm
(180 minutes)

Wagner's Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold)  

The first opera in Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle, about a power struggle between gods and mortals over a magic ring, begins with the evil dwarf Alberich (Eric Owens) forging a ring of unimaginable power from gold pilfered from the Rhine. When it's stolen by Wotan (Bryn Terfel), the king of the gods, Alberich curses it so that it brings misery to whoever wears it.


Sat., November 1, 2014
1:00 pm
(270 minutes)

Wagner's Ring Cycle: Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)  

The second opera in Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle finds a traveler seeking shelter at the home of a warrior and his wife. When Brünnhilde, the daughter of the god Wotan, intervenes in the earthly affairs that follow, Wotan has little choice but to punish his daughter for her transgression.