Wagner’s ‘The Ring’ next opera showing at Creston library

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Gary Lakes and Jessye Norman in a Metropolitan Opera production of The Ring.

Fans of Richard Wagner will have an opportunity to enjoy one of his compositions free of charge at the Creston Valley Public Library at 7 p.m. April 25. The Ring will be shown in German with English subtitles, a Metropolitan Opera production with James Levine conducting.

Characters in this three-act opera include the chief of gods, a couple of giants, a dwarf, a dragon and men and women. The god and the dwarf vie for control of the world and a complex story evolves. Twins who have been separated at birth become reunited as adults. They experience that special unifying chemistry peculiar to twins, portrayed by Gary Lakes and Jessye Norman.

Other singers include Kurt Moll, James Morris, Hildegard Behrens and Christa Ludwig.

—BY JULIE EWASHEN

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