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Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

1999 NR

This fascinating documentary captures Wagner's "Ring Cycle" from the union stagehands' point of view. These behind-the-scenes stars lead us through their own version of the spectacle, offering an insider's perspective on a strange and complex 19th-century operatic tradition. Follow the crew as they perform astonishing feats of stagecraft and trade offstage banter -- and then gather for a ritual poker game during their breaks.