Richard Wagner’s four-part Der Ring des Nibelungen is taking over The Metropolitan Opera starting this weekend, and it’s truly a sight to behold. Like an operatic Game of Thrones, Robert Lepage’s production brings giants, mermaids, dragons and gods to life, and the performances (not to mention the incredibly innovative set design) are nothing short of pure magic.
The Met will produce three complete cycles of the four Ring operas, with Cycle I kicking off tomorrow, March 9. A complete schedule of performances can be found here. I’d highly encourage you to grab tickets!
In the meantime, check out our photos of all the action – from dressing room prep to flying mermaids, we caught it all in the magical maze within The Met.