Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

Co-presented with Sundance Film Festival

"One could scarcely imagine a more energizing or enlightening introduction to Wagner’s 'Der Ring des Nibelungen' than Jon Else's documentary. Else's camera and expert editing depict a world that teeters on the brink of chaos." —San Francisco Examiner

Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle captures Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle from the union stagehands' point of view. These behind-the-scenes stars lead us through their own version of Wagner's operatic spectacle as they perform astonishing feats of stagecraft, trade off-stage banter, and offer an insider’s perspective on a strange and complex 19th-century operatic tradition.

A Q&A with director Jon Else will follow the screening.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking:  Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.