Drown out your hangover with Wagner

Drown out your hangover with Wagner

Happy 2016, everybody!

However you spent your last hours of 2015, it's an unwritten rule that the first day of the new year should be spent on a couch, either recovering from the past or preparing for the future. What better way to get swept up and distracted than with Wagner's Ring Cycle? You can get started with this video playlist of the complete Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 1980. The wicked cast includes Gwyneth Jones, Siegfried Jerusalem, Donald McIntyre, and Hanna Schwartz.

Get comfy, and turn your speakers up!

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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