The Ring and I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania

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It might seem hyperbole to claim, as many Wagnerites do, that The Ring Cycle is "The Greatest Work of Art Ever." But the grandeur and power of this monumental work have permeated our culture from Star Wars to Bugs Bunny to J.R.R. Tolkien...

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Banner image: A scene from Wagner's Das Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera. Photo: Metropolitan Opera