Robert Lepage’s ‘Ring des Nibelungen’ at the Met: Alberich transforms himself into a dragon (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Robert Lepage is big on illusion. He’s a director, actor, playwright and filmmaker from Quebec. He’s directed operas, puppet theater and even two Cirque du Soleil productions.
A few years ago, New York’s Metropolitan Opera asked Lepage to design and direct a new production of Richard Wagner’s four-part opera, “The Ring of the Nibelung.” It turned out to be the most ambitious, expensive and perhaps riskiest production the Met has ever put on. In fact, they had to use stunt doubles for the first time. More