A beautifully produced volume celebrating "Wagner s Ring" in full-page color photographs, and complete with historical materials from the Metropolitan Opera s archives. In this unique volume, Nancy Ellison captures James Levine s and Otto Schenk s landmark production of "The Ring of the Nibelung" as it was performed in full for the last time at the Metropolitan Opera in 2009. "Wagner s Ring" is a supreme challenge for any opera company, and no other staging matches the spirit of romanticism of Schenk s vision, which is based on original notes written by Wagner. Ellison presents the world s greatest operatic journey in a visual progression that leads readers through the complete narrative of each music drama: Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, and Gotterdammerung."
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications