Monday, August 12, 2013

Need a 'Ring Cycle' Crash Course?

Worried about attending UAO's Die Walküre if you've never seen its predecessor Das Rheingold? Fear not! Classical music humorist Anna Russell will catch you up in her witty, famous and irreverent (but always loving) "analysis" of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

(The above embedded video is a playlist of three videos.)

Die Walküre opens August 16 and runs August 17, 23 and 24 at Union Avenue Opera, 733 N. Union Blvd. Performances begin at 8:00pm. Production sung in German with projected English supertitles. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 314-361-2881.


  1. Ah, just can't beat the classics. "I'm not making this up, you know!"