Monday 22 July 2013
7.00pm – c9.55pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera

  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold, WWV 86a (160 mins) (concert performance; sung in German)
    • Iain Paterson baritone, Wotan
    • Stephan Rügamer tenor, Loge
    • Jan Buchwald baritone, Donner
    • Marius Vlad tenor, Froh
    • Ekaterina Gubanova mezzo-soprano, Fricka
    • Anna Samuil soprano, Freia
    • Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano, Erda
    • Johannes Martin Kränzle baritone, Alberich
    • Peter Bronder tenor, Mime
    • Stephen Milling bass, Fasolt
    • Eric Halfvarson bass, Fafner
    • Aga Mikolaj soprano, Woglinde
    • Maria Gortsevskaya mezzo-soprano, Wellgunde
    • Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano, Flosshilde
    • Staatskapelle Berlin
    • Daniel Barenboim conductor

About this event

Stolen gold, slave labour and a world order on the edge of collapse. Daniel Barenboim launches his Proms Ring cycle (and conducts his first Wagner opera in the UK), following his Beethoven symphony cycle last year.

The Staatskapelle Berlin explores the corrupting influence of the all-powerful ring with a cast mined from Barenboim’s recent Berlin and Milan Ring cycles.

There will be no interval

Download: Iain Paterson talks about singing Wotan and working with Daniel Barenboim.

Download a guide to Das Rheingold, featuring Kasper Holten, Antonio Pappano, Sarah Lenton, John Deathridge and Mark Berry.

The Essay: Wagner's Philosophers - explore this series on the philosophical influences on Wagner.

Watch and listen to more music from Wagner from the Proms.

The Proms Archive

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