Current production of Met, presented Feb. 2012 and viewed at HD movie venue--this is a fabulous experience. Wagner at its best. The cast, the conductor, the orchestra, the sets, the sound quality, and the production value of seeing close-ups to feel the acting...What a pleasure. This production presents the characters as 3-dimensional humans with only a minimum of the magic and the mythological gods' involvement. The Ring is probably the greatest epic of family function/dysfunction; feuds and struggles across multiple generations. On every level from the literal to the metaphorical; the symbols and leitmotifs convey a drama of biblical proportions--including salvation and destruction; sin and redemption; promises made and broken.