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2013-01-19

Ring of the Nibelung for kids

On 19 January 2013 Leipzig opera house is staging its premiere performance of Ring of the Nibelung for children. Hartmut Keil and Maximilian von Mayenburg's reworking of the Richard Wagner classic makes the story accessible to younger audiences using leitmotifs and occasional onomatopoeia to help explain what's going on. Previous performances went down a storm at the Bayreuth Festival.