Saturday, September 13, 2014

Der Ring der Nibelungen by Anna Russell

Wagner's masterpiece, the opera cycle Der Ring der Nibelungen, takes about 15 hours spread over four consecutive evenings. I try to listen to it at least once a year. The linked video is a hilarious summary of the story and the music by English–Canadian singer and comedian Anna Russell from a famous 1953 sketch, taking just under 22 minutes. I love it.