Someone has forwarded mail from Martin Randall Travel offering "Ring cycle tours in Beriln and Seattle", and I guess there'll be a great flowering of this delicious ambiguity as we approach the bicentenary of Wagner's birth. Hardo Wagner makes touring bikes, R&B Wagner make bike racks, and Peter Wagner created the WhymCycle, but none of them appear yet to have cashed in on what will surely be THE commercial craze of 2013. And, though bicycles were becoming popular around the time of Die Meistersinger, Wagner is not known to have purchased one with the profits. But that's absolutely no reason why all these Ring cycle tours shouldn't be led by bigoted bigmouths on bikes. Actors come cheap in the age of the Nintendo Gesamtkunstwerk.
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