Richard Wagner’s series of 4 operas known collectively as the "Ring," now cycling through at The Metropolitan Opera, represents one of the great cultural treasures of the Western World. Maintaining a startling level of ambition and achievement over a period of almost 20 hours of music, the cycle defies easy description. Author Fred Plotkin joins us to explain why the "Ring" impacts everything from Hollywood to Bugs Bunny to environmentalism.
WNYC will air “The Ring and I” to mark the return of the Ring Cycle to the Met. Tune in Friday evening at 8pm on 93.9 FM and Sunday night at 9pm on 93.9 FM.