Wagner: The Ring Without Words

When: Sat, October 24, 8:30pm – 10:00pm, 2015
Where: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 60-150
Info: Tickets [1] | Venue | Inside | Brochure

In Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung, listeners are swept into another dimension as gods, heroes, mortals, giants, dwarfs and much more interact in a cosmic scenario of awesome expressive power. Conductor Lorin Maazel arranged most of the Ring’s purely orchestral moments into a continuous 75-minute virtuosic masterpiece. Performed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is a cycle of four epic operas by the German composer Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied. The cycle is often referred to as the Ring Cycle, Wagner's Ring, or simply The Ring: [Wiki]
  • Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)
  • Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)
  • Siegfried (Siegfried is a name, meaning protection & peace)
  • Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)

[1] The ticketing page is down at the time of writing: try later, buy walk-in tickets or call +603.2331.7007 for phone bookings. [Image: Source: Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of Germany at the time Wagner composed the operas. The video below, after the jump, is a performance of Ride of the Valkyries, Act 3 of Die Walküre.]

Ride of the Valkyries, performed by Voces para la Paz, 2011.