The Ring : Summer 2009


Richard Wagner's operatic epic, "Ring" cycle, took him 26 years to write and spurred him to attempt to have the entire city of Munich built around an opera house that could hold such a large scale production. But until I listened to WNYC's Radiolab on the opera, I didn't fancy myself inclined to sit through the 18 hour, four part series. Plenty of people do however, following it around the world like high-class Dead Heads (minus the magic burritos I imagine) and it's taking Seattle by storm in the summer of 2009, and now I believe, or at least understand the hype. Download the free podcast here.

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