Insights: Der Ring des Nibelungen: Wagner: The Writers' Cycle
Friday 21 September 2012, 7.30pm
Linbury Studio Theatre
BBC Radio 3 presents some of our finest writers' responses to Wagner’s Ring Cycle in an evening of specially commissioned drama, poetry and prose. Writers including Glyn Maxwell, Jackie Kay and Timberlake Wertenbaker will be taking one opera each as a starting point for a contemporary response to Wagner's epic story. In a mix of short stories, poetry, polemic prose and even a short play, they will weave an evening of witty analysis, fiction, surprise and imagination – a mix of styles, approaches and disciplines promises to throw an innovative literary light on this great cycle of operas. The evening is to be recorded and each new work will subsequently be broadcast on Radio 3 alongside their live transmission of the operas.
These events provide an invaluable opportunity to learn more about Der Ring des Nibelungen.