New Year Gift: Ring of the Nibelung by Michael Steen

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year from all of us at Grange Park Opera!

New Year Gift

To celebrate our upcoming production of Die Walküre, our New Year gift is a download of Michael Steen’s guide to Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung. This knowledgeable and entertaining guide consists of short introductions to all four operas in Wagner’s Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. Unlike similar guides, Steen provides not only a handy introduction to the characters and Acts of the operas, but also an ‘Interval Chat’ section for all four operas, with interesting facts and talking points about Wagner’s life and work. We hope you find it as useful as we have.

Download our New Year gift – Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung: A Short Guide to a Great Opera by Michael Steen

About the Author

Michael Steen OBE was born in Dublin. He studied at the Royal College of Music, and was the organ scholar at Oriel College, Oxford. Opera has been one of his great pleasures. During a successful thirty year career in the City of London, and afterwards, he has met many who go to it, thus gaining considerable insight into the information which it helps to know in order to enhance one’s appreciation and enjoyment of the opera experience. He has been the chairman of the RCM Society and of the Friends of the V&A Museum, the Treasurer of The Open University, and a trustee of Anvil Arts and of The Gerald Coke Handel Foundation.