Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Opera Overload ...

Yesterday I got an invitation in the mail to purchase tickers to an opera performance in Summer of 2010. That was not a typo.

The LA Opera is producing Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, better know as the "The Ring." This cycle is a collection of four operas, done in four nights, with a total play time of 15 hours.

A couple of the operas in the cycle will be performed this season, but the entire cycle will not happen until two years from now. Tickers are very expensive, starting at $100 for obstructed seats to seats costing thousands of dollars. Clearly I cannot afford this now, but hopefully in two years I will be.