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The Ring & I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania

The grandeur and power of Wagner's monumental work, The Ring Cycle, has permeated our culture to the point that "Wagnerian" is used as an adjective.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2005 / Aaron Cohen / Elena Park / Jad Abumrad / WNYC, USA

The grandeur and power of Wagner's monumental work, The Ring Cycle, has permeated our culture to the point that "Wagnerian" is used as an adjective.

Each of the opera's signature elements - the music, the symbolism and use of myth, the epic drama - has found its way into pop culture, from Star Wars to Bugs Bunny.The Ring & I is an examination of the ways this unlikely work of art has inspired passion, impacted culture, and invited controversy over the last 125 years.

The Ring & I: The Passion, the Myth, the Mania won a Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award in the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


produced by

Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen has a varied career centered on music and media.

Elena Park

Elena Park has worn a variety of hats in the field of the arts, working as producer, editor, journalist, writer, and communications director.

Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad (@JadAbumrad), is a Peabody Award-winning producer and 2011 MacArthur Fellow, is the creator and co-host of WNYC's Radiolab .


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