Von Trier to Stage ‘Ring’ Operas
BERLIN (AP) _ Danish film director Lars von Trier will stage Richard Wagner’s four ``Ring″ operas at the world-renowned Bayreuth festival in 2006, the festival announced.
Von Trier agreed to direct the operas after discussions with festival director Wolfgang Wagner and Christian Thielemann, already named to conduct the ``Ring″ cycle that year at the annual event in the Bavarian town.
The director attended performances of the operas at this summer’s festival and has ``a particular affinity and artistic relation with this work,″ Wagner said Wednesday.
Von Trier’s films include ``Breaking the Waves″ and ``Dancer in the Dark.″