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Forget hackneyed cartoons about horned helmets. Buffalo is about to see Richard Wagner's "Ring" in a new light. Literally. On May 6 and 7, orchestral excerpts from the four operas that make up the cycle "The Ring of the Nibelungs" will pour out to the accompaniment of light-mapping, a spectacular kind of light show that beams over the entire hall. The lights are the cre…


The Buffalo Chamber Players are re-convening Friday in the chapel of Buffalo Seminary for a concert that explores the personal lives of composers Richard Wagner and Leos Janacek. Wagner’s famous “Siegfried Idyll” was one piece written for love. After marrying Franz Liszt’s daughter Cosima – a controversial move, as he stole her away from …