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Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

  • Runtime: 55 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Opera, Theater, Music
  • Director:Jon Else


Wagner's massive opera cycle is examined from a fresh perspective in this documentary from director Jon Else -- from the point of view of the stagehands. The San Francisco Opera Company is performing the entire 17-hour "Ring" cycle over four nights, and a group of union stagehands ends up pulling a 85-hour week as they try to keep the show running smoothly. In between hauling scenery back and forth and making the special effects work, the crew...more


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