Marin Alsop, conductor
Didi Balle, writer and director
The relationship between a composer and his benefactor can be complicated. But none seemingly more complicated than that of Wagner and King Ludwig II. Why would a king show up disguised on a composer’s doorstep? Did King Ludwig’s obsession extend beyond just Wagner’s music? Lies and heartache riddle this story against the backdrop of the creation of Wagner’s thrilling Ring Cycle.
Excerpts from The Ring Cycle