Happy birthday, Richard

Although I usually pay attention to these things, I somehow managed to miss Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday on Wednesday. (On the other hand, when someone is 200 years old, what’s another day or two one way or the other?) If you’ve never had the experience of watching or listening to Wagner’s magnum opus, Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), which requires approximately sixteen hours to perform, here is Anna Russell’s executive summary of it, which will save you about fifteen and a half hours:

(Thanks to Bob Belvedere at The Camp of the Saints for this.)

4 Responses to Happy birthday, Richard

  1. bobbelvedere says:

    My pleasure. And thanks!

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  2. Benmo says:

    Thanks for the links! Now I can check this opera off my “bucket list.” DONE.

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  3. Citizen Tom says:

    That’s one funny lady!

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  4. […] Read it. And, of course, watch the videos, which are the best  part. […]

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