Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Watch R. Wagner's "Das Rheingold" LIVE from the NY Metropolitan Opera!

On August 18th, I wrote about the Rudonfinum building, and how the roof of the Rudolfinum bears the statues of famous composers, including Richard Wagner.  A legend from World War II states that the Concert Hall was to be defaced by toppling Mendelssohn off the roof, but the Nazi lackey was so ignorant that he knocked off Wagner's instead!  


Richard Wagner
(May 22, 1813 - February 13, 1883)

Well, now you can catch one of Wagner's operas at the cinema.  Yes, that's right, at the cinema!  The New York Metropolitan Opera's series that beams live productions into movie theaters around the world returns this weekend with a presentation of "Das Rheingold", the first in Richard Wagner's 4-part "Der Ring des Nibelungen" cycle.  

Based on German and Scandinavian myths, the "Ring" cycle is an epic tale of a magical ring with the power to rule the world.  "Das Rheingold" is considered a prologue.

The opera's complex set has been described as the most challenging production the Met has ever produced!  This Saturday (October 9th) is your chance to watch it LIVE from Lincoln Center in the Big Apple, in full HD quality, at Kino Aero.

Sung in German with Czech and English subtitles, the performance brings together two celebrated masters of the trade, conductor James Levine and director Robert Lepage.  Clocking in at 3 hours, it's short for an opera, but long for the cinema, so make sure you take your time with that popcorn! 

Reserve your ticket(s) at the cinema or online at http://www.tickets-online.cz/cgi-bin/tol/genprog.pl?Kino=111000

October 9 at 6:45 pm
380  Kč (21.45 USD / 15.51 EUR)

Kino Aero
Biskupcova 31, Prague 3