An Introduction to Wagner’s Ring

Learn about the characters, story, and music of Richard Wagner’s mammoth Ring Cycle in a one-evening seminar with Portland Opera’s Director of Artistic Operations (and resident Wagner expert) Clare Burovac!

A self-proclaimed Wagner geek, Clare spent 15 years at the hub of Wagner opera in the Pacific Northwest: Seattle Opera. In addition to acting as the Production Stage Manager for all four operas in the 2001 Cycle, Clare was the Production Coordinator for the Ring in 2005, and returned to Seattle to lead symposium sessions during the 2009 Ring Cycle.

We’ll introduce you to all the characters in this four-opera cycle and delve into the story with extensive musical excerpts. This class is perfect for Wagner fans and new-comers alike. It will be particularly valuable if you’re making the trek down to San Francisco in June and July for the 2018 Ring Cycle.