SF Opera Stages Wagner’s Epic Masterpiece

This June, San Francisco Opera presents the most monumental work of art ever created — Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung.

7×7.com describes it perfectly:

“Comprised of four sweeping operas, this remarkable mythical odyssey — think Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones — thrills the senses with a score that is unmatched in its grandeur, including the famous “Ride of the Valkyries” — a tune that you may recall from the helicopter scene in Apocalypse Now.”

“Despite being conceived in 1868, the Ring is incredibly relevant today.”

This is a four-opera, 18-hour epic. Not many opera companies can successfully mount this huge production. Fortunately, we live in a city that has a history of presenting (and selling out) this masterpiece since 1935.

If you want to see it in person, you’d better purchase your tickets now, because they are going fast.

San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Avenue (Civic Center), sfopera.com