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By EDWARD WYATT
Published: September 7, 2006
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 — Eli Broad, the financier, has donated $6 million to underwrite the Los Angeles Opera’s first production of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle, the opera company said on Wednesday. The initial production of the four operas is tentatively planned to stretch over two years, starting in about two years.
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The gift, by the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation, will support the cost of what Plácido Domingo, the tenor and the company’s general director, called “a moderate” production of the “Ring.”"