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Kid stuff

Ring mania continues tonight at 9 pm with Siegfried on PBS.

Sibling revelry

Welcome, cher public, to the second night of the week’s Wagnerama, Die Walküre on PBS at 9:00 pm.

Rainbow party

Welcome, cher public, to the first night of our Ring-watching experience on PBS at 9 pm. La Cieca (not pictured) wishes you bon voyage as we begin with Das Rheingold.

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Träume Center

This is Ring week here at parterre.com, cher public.

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Greater performances?

Our sometime correspondent Seth Colter Walls sees in new PBS leadership a chance for a wider reach for “the splashiest happenings in America’s resurgent classical-music culture.” [Newsweek]

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