A celebratory history of one of the greatest of operatic events at one of the greatest of world opera houses. This handsome full-colour edition charts the story of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House from the first staging in 1892, conducted by Gustav Mahler, through to the increasingly controversial productions of the late 20th century.
The pictorial record, drawn from the Royal Opera House Collections, includes many images never published before. Appendices list all the performances and their castings from 1892 until 1997.
Author: John Snelson
Page extent: 240