Ring Events

In coordination with the Ring’s return to the stage, the Met is presenting a series of free events to enhance your enjoyment of Wagner’s supreme operatic epic. 

Screenings of Wagner’s Dream

Three screenings of Susan Froemke’s fascinating documentary Wagner’s Dream, which chronicles the creation of Robert Lepage’s innovative production of the Ring, will take place in List Hall on March 17, April 7, and April 14 at 1 pm. Open seating will be offered to the general public on a first-come-first-served basis, but an RSVP is necessary to attend. 

All screenings have passed.

Pre-Performances Talks

Met radio commentator and staff writer William Berger will present informative and engaging lectures prior to every performance in the three spring cycles. Each talk will begin 50 minutes prior to the start of the opera and will last approximately 20 minutes. These talks are available for Ring cycle ticket holders only. Open seating will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, but an RSVP is necessary to attend.

All pre-performance talks for Cycles I, II, and III are sold out.

Ring Book Club

Join William Berger on Tuesday, April 23 (6:30–8 pm), and Sunday, April 28 (1–3 pm), as he discusses his book Wagner Without Fear and gives an introduction to the Ring cycle. Events will be held at Zum Schneider NYC at 107 Avenue C, and complimentary wine, beer, and light snacks will be served. Both events are open to the general public, but attendees must bring a copy of Wagner Without Fear (print or digital) with them and RSVP ahead of time.

All book club dates are sold out.