Great Expectations, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

May I leave work early? Please? I want to have my cat, my iced tea, my libretto, my program notes, and my ottoman in place for tonight’s airing of Robert Lepage’s controversial and acclaimed new production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” on the PBS series “Great Performances” airing on KERA, Channel 13 at 8 p.m. our time.  Here’s a video preview.

This is only the third time PBS has ever aired a complete “Ring” cycle…and the first since 1990. Tomorrow we get “Die Walkure”, and the series continues through the 14th.  Count me in!

Oh, as a bonus, here are the program notes for tonight’s performance.  (Photo courtesy of

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

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