GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “DAS RHEINGOLD”
PBS, 9:00 p.m. ET
The first TV presentation of Wagner’s Ring cycle in more than 20 years (the most recent was the 1990 Live from the Met James Levine production) is televised this week, beginning with the first opera in the series, Das Rheingold. This is the Robert Lepage production, conducted by James Levine and starring, among others, Stephanie Blythe as my friend Fricka. Check local listings.