Celebrating our 16th opera season!


 Pescadero Opera presents

 “A Tribute to Wagner”



Saturday afternoon
August 18th at NOON

Saturday afternoon, August 18th at 12:00

Wagner CaricatureAfter putting in so much time and effort into learning about The Ring it’s time to celebrate and to pay tribute to a great composer. You will get to laugh at the hilarity of legendary Anna Russell in her “Analysis of Wagner’s Ring Cycle,” as well as enjoy “Sing Faster: The Stagehand’s Ring,” an entertaining backstage look in the making of the 1990 San Francisco Ring. Also, you will receive your certificates saying, “You Have Survived the Ring.” You’ve earned this day and shouldn’t miss it.

A special German dinner will be served ― sauerbraten with sour cream gravy and sweet-& sour red cabbage. Someone will be making spaetzli. Please bring a dish to share that complements German fare, or not. (If everyone brings German chocolate cake we’ll be in trouble.)

~ Socializing and German Potluck  (1 hour) ~

Anna Russell: The (First) Farewell Concert (28:20)
“A [Satirical] Analysis of Wagner’s Ring Cycle”

Die Walkure: “Siegmund’s Call for Wälse” (1:52)
sung by Lauritz Melchior; conducted by Erich Leinsdorf (1940)

Die Walkure: “Winterstürme” (1:19)
sung by Lauritz Melchior; from the movie, “Luxury Liner”

Die Walküre: “Brünnhilde’s Battle Cry” (3:15)
sung by Kirsten Flagstad, introduced by Bob Hope

Die Walküre: “Wotan’s Farewell” (16:50)
sung by James Morris, 1990 Met production

~ Silent Intermission / “Siegfried-Idyll” (20 minutes) ~

“Sing Faster: The Stagehands’ Ring” (56:00)
Backstage at the 1995 San Francisco “Ring”

~ Intermission (10 minutes) ~

 “The Golden Ring: “Greeting Grane” (12:48)

Götterdämmerung: “Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene” (19:36)
sung by Hildegard Behrens, 1990 Met production

There is a suggested donation between $10-20 for taking each class to help reimburse our expenses.Certificate

Drop-ins are always welcome.

A Certificate of Completion saying, “You Have Survived the Ring!” will be given to each person taking the course.

Ring collage

Summer Schedule 2018

Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Pot-luck and socializing: 12:00 p.m.
PowerPoint presentation: 1:00 p.m.
“Ring” Opera: 3:00 p.m.

June 9th

An Introduction to Wagner’s “Ring Cycle”

June 23rd

Das Rheingold

July 7th

Die Walküre

July 21st


August 4th


August 18th

A Tribute to Wagner