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Dayton Opera presents Wagner's "Das Rheingold" this month

A great artistic undertaking is happening this month in Dayton: Dayton Opera, alongside the Dayton Philharmonic, will be presented Wagner's "Das Rheingold," the first in Wagner's epic Ring Cycle of operas, and the first presentation of Wagnerian opera in Dayton in 50 years. Dayton Opera Artistic Director Kathleen Clawson spoke with WYSO's Evan Miller about this month's performances, the ancient myths the opera is based on, and the great forces required to realize the work.

Dayton Opera with the Dayton Philharmonic present Richard Wagner's "Das Rheingold" on Friday April 14th and Sunday April 16th at the Schuster Center. For more information, visit daytonperformingarts.org.

Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad, and broadcasting those sounds to unsuspecting listeners Sunday nights on The Outside. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands around the area, and hosts WYSO's Midday Music show. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.