news | Tuesday January 22, 2013
The stakes could not be higher as Robert LePage, one of the theater’s finest stage directors teams up with one of the world’s leading opera companies to tackle opera’s most monumental challenge: a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle-the four-part, 16-hour work that the composer first presented in 1876. Wagner’s Dream takes you deep into the artistic and musical challenges of the epic work.
The visionary director begins a five-year journey to create the most ambitious staging in Metropolitan Opera history, featuring a 90,000-pound set (“The Machine”) designed to realize all of Wagner’s scenic instructions.
On Friday, January 25 2013, Wagner’s Dream will be screened at VIFF Vancity Theatre at 8:30pm. Proceeds go to support Reel Causes, which organizes social film screening events in which film fans and the community at large enjoy an evening of high quality films for the benefit of a different cause every month.