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Der Ring des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold


Das Rheingold is the prologue to Wagner's Ring cycle and opens up the rich world of gods, dwarves, giants, dragons, and humans that the story inhabits. With beautiful orchestration and an unerring sense of the dramatic, the first opera explains how the Rhinedaughters came to lose the Ring and how it fell into the hands of Alberich the Nibelung; Wotan, king of the gods; and Fafner the giant. Each time it changes hands, the Ring confers upon the bearer a curse and this pattern is set to continue until it is restored to its rightful owners, the daughters of the Rhine. "In a masterly way, Schlömer succeeds in presenting the characters' constantly changing web of relations. And since the stage is always open, the interludes are truly perceived as retrospective-anticipatory commentaries, and the music and scenery are linked interactively… The singing and action fit together perfectly…This Rheingold has an incomparable quality." (FAZ)


Production Notes

  • Theatre Company
  • Staatsoper Stuttgart
  • Parental rating
  • Parental rating information not available.
  • Duration
  • 152 min
  • Original language
  • German
  • Subtitles
  • English
  • Year
  • 2002
  • In theaters
  • No
  • Category / Genre
  • Opera

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