Francesca Zambello and the Haunting Themes of the Ring
San Francisco Opera characterizes its upcoming production of 2018 Richard Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring) as a transformative journey through a world unhinged by corruption and politics, ravaged by greed and neglect, and where the one true power is the redeeming force of love. Reknowned opera and stage director Francesca Zambello will lead us through production video and music that reflect how the The Ring, as she reminds us, “is always contemporary. We are presenting a world in some ways familiar to our audience but also one that will feel very mythic as we look to our country’s rich imagery. The great themes of the Ring—nature, power and corruption—resound through America’s past and haunt our present."
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