The Ring Cycle

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Götterdämmerung: Program Note

At first glance, after the uninterrupted flow of drama in the three preceding parts of the Ring, the libretto of Götterdämmerung might seem a throwback.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Siegfried: Program Note

Of all the major characters in the Ring, Siegfried is probably the one who has been most misunderstood.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Die Walküre: Program Note

The plot of Die Walküre can be summarized in a few dozen words; the outer events are relatively simple. But the inner journey of the characters is uncommonly rich and complex.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Jay Hunter Morris in Siegfried

Jay Hunter Morris performs an excerpt from Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Siegfried.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Eva-Maria Westbroek in Die Walküre

Eva-Maria Westbroek performs an excerpt from Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Die Walküre.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Jonas Kaufmann in Die Walküre

Jonas Kaufmann performs an excerpt from Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Die Walküre.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

About the Opera

Robert Lepage’s acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, 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.