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Classical music news: Metropolitan Opera to start a new Wagner “Ring” cycle on Monday; it will be broadcast Oct. 9 | September 25, 2010

A reminder: The UW’s Pro Arte String Quartet opens its new season tonight at 8 p.m. in Mills Hall. The program features quartets by Mozart, Schumann and Dvorak. Admission is free and open to the public.


By Jacob Stockinger

Monday marks the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s new “Ring” cycle by Richard Wagner done by Canadian director Robert Lepage (who has worked with Cirque de Soleil) and featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan along with Stephanie Blythe and Deborah Voigt.

It will be conducted by James Levine, who has returned to the Met and to the boston Symphony Orchestra after a lengthy recuperation from surgery.

The production sounds promising musically, dramatically and in terms of stagecraft.

The New York Times ran an insider’s preview of the new production of “Das Rheingold,” which opens Monday to a sold-out house.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/arts/music/19ring.html

If you can’t be there, my guess is the next best thing will be the live 3-hour high-definition broadcast. In Madison that will be at Point and Eastgate cinemas on Saturday, Oct. 9, at noon.


Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $18 for children under 12, and are now on sale at the cinema box offices and on-line.

This fifth season is expanded from last season and will feature 12 different operas with 12 encore or repeat presentations, one for each.

For more dates, times, productions and casts, you can check here:

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_next.aspx

And for information about the Marcus Theatre schedules, check here:

http://www.marcustheatres.com/Promotion/PromotionDetail/28/

and here:

https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?af_id=THMAR&exid=mar&house_id=1791&MOVIE_ID=99473&perfd=10092010&perft=12:00

The second of the four Ring opera, “Die Walkure” (5-1/2 hours) will be broadcast in mid-May.

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