The poster in my office, from the SF Opera's Ring Cycle 2011. On a good day, it stands for change, rebirth, and the power of women and nature. On a bad day, it stands for ending up right where you started with no change! ("Do you remember the RING?")
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.