Monday, July 11, 2011

San Francisco Opera Ring: Good News and Not-So-Good News

Press release from San Francisco Opera with some interesting news:

SFO sold 99.96% of the available tickets to attendees from 46 states and 21 countries. Box office income was $7,236,673.

KDFC will broadcast all four operas on radio:
Performances of Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung have been recorded for the San Francisco Opera International Radio Broadcast, available locally on Classical KDFC (90.3 in San Francisco, 89.9 in the North/East Bay, 89.7 in Eureka, 92.5 in Lakeport/Ukiah) on the following dates: Das Rheingold (September 4), Die Walküre (October 2), Siegfried (November 6) and Götterdämmerung (December 4). The Ring operas will also be broadcast both nationally and internationally through the WFMT Radio Network.
However (sigh, big sigh):

At this time, there are no immediate plans to release this new San Francisco Opera Ring cycle on DVD or to remount this production in the near future.

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