Listen to our latest podcast episode: Finding comedy in Wagner's Ring cycle, with Polly Graham and Sir David Pountney

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In this episode, Longborough Festival Opera's Artistic Director Polly Graham joins the acclaimed librettist and opera director Sir David Pountney, who was in the midst of staging his own Ring cycle in Chicago when the pandemic first struck.

The subject of their discussion is comedy in the Ring cycle: where and how we can find humour inside this huge work of art, and how this deepens our understanding of the story. 

Thanks to Stuart Essenhigh on trumpet in the introduction.

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