The Ring Cycle

                              by Chiho Iuchi

    "The NNTT first performed all four parts of "The Ring" between 2001 and 2004, under the direction of Britain's Keith Warner, which had a huge impact on the Japan opera scene.
    Far from the stereotypes of the grave Wagner, innovative stage settings by David Fielding, suggestive of American pop art and Hollywood films, and present Wagner's epic work in a way that strikes a contemporary chord, which is likely to appeal to modern audiences