Gift of life: Sick teenager is flown 5,000 miles to see Wagner’s Ring

We’ve been sent this wonderful, life-affirming story from, of all dumb-down towns, Seattle.

Lukas Bowen, 15, suffers from a life-threatening condition. Asked by a charity to make a wish, he said he’d like to experience the full four nights of a Ring cycle. No sooner said than planned. The Make A Wish Foundation flew Luke, his parents and sister to Geneva, Switzerland, last month for the nearest and soonest available Ring.

Lukas, the son of two musicians, said afterwards: ‘I like how … it’s art that (combines) all other parts of art. It has a great story, it has great music and the sets were amazing.’

Read the full heart-filling story here. 


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