See Repeat of Wagner’s HD “Ring Cycle” in Quick Succession in May

The program is starting May 7 at White Plains City Center 15 and Regal New Roc City 18 in New Rochelle.

This is the sort of offer for which people usually have to travel to European opera houses! To see the entire in quick succession did occur at the actual Met this season, but you will recall that to see it in HD, it was spread over 2011 and 2012, not giving us the full impact it should have. Well, now we are privy to it within an 11-day span, and at our usual local haunts. 

There is an added plus. Proud of its “Cutting-Edge” Lepage production, with its famed “Machine,” they have created a documentary about the making of this striking production that will air prior to the cycle.

Read about Robert Lepage, the "man behind the machine" that makes these productions come to life on operanews.com here. 

Below is the entire transmission schedule:


Wagner’s Dream

A documentary by Susan Froemke

This is its Premiere on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Running time: 1 hour, 52 Minutes


Conducted by James Levine

Wednesday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Running time: 168 minutes, no intermission


Die Walkuere

Conducted by James Levine

Monday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m.

Running time: 259 minutes including 1 intermission


Conducted by Fabio Luisi

Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Running time: 258 minutes including 1 intermission


Conducted by Fabio Luisi

Saturday, May 19, at 12 noon

Running time: 287 minutes including 1 intermission


Unfortunately this time around we are not offered reserved seating even in White Plains. And read on, prices vary! 

In New Rochelle, the documentary costs $12.50; each individual Ring opera costs $15.00.

In White Plains, the documentary costs $13.50; each individual Ring opera costs $19.00

Tickets are on sale now at the box office and on line. So if you missed any performance of this mighty epic, or were intrigued enough to see some repeats —as I am—go to it! Maybe I’ll see you there…

Vera Schiller April 01, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Thanks for keeping us informed about the Operas with the ex cellent revies
Friend85 April 01, 2012 at 09:49 PM
This is great! I wouldn't have known about any of this without Patch and this warm review. Thank you!
Jordan Glass July 31, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Though I am not a fan of most Wagner music, as a trained musician I try to find the musical depth even in pieces I don't care for. But for your reviews I would have dismissed these events as just so much more torture in the seats. Upon further reading, however, it was clear I needed to listen with new ears. I'll save my reviews of the HD performances for another time, but I'll leave you with this: I'm glad I read what you wrote and went to see the performances. Even when I disagree (Nixon in China makes me rail against its own self-indulgence), there is no question that I learn a great deal from and enjoy reading your columns. I appreciate the additional dimension you bring to my opera experience. Well done.


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