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An abridged of Wagner’s Ring, The Colón Ring directed by Valentina Carrasco released

An abridged of Wagner's Ring, The Colón Ring
An abridged of Wagner’s Ring, The Colón Ring

The Colón Ring is an abridged seven-hour version of Wagner’s epic Ring, premiered at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in November last year. The performance is available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 3 in the UK – coinciding with the composer’s official bicentenary – along with a documentary, ‘The Colón Ring – Wagner in Buenos Aires’, capturing backstage drama that constitutes a saga in its own right. The  Colón Ring might seem an impossible feat to stage Wagner’s Ring in one evening.  ‘It’s not a weak piece, the Ring,’ the director Valentina Carrasco  says toward the beginning of the documentary. ‘It will survive all of this.’