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Part 1 - Das Rheingold

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Das Rheingold establishes Wagner's cycle, beginning with music that evokes the very dawn of time. The dwarf Alberich steals a priceless treasure and uses it to forge a magic ring.

The first of the four music dramas in Richard Wagner's monumental Ring cycle, in a radically stripped-back, critically acclaimed production by Opera North. Filmed during live performances in 2016, this is total immersion in a unique, all-encompassing music drama.

Set in a world populated by dwarfs and giants, gods and river-maidens, Das Rheingold establishes the cycle in thrilling fashion, beginning with music that evokes the very dawn of time.

The dwarf Alberich renounces love and steals the Rhinegold, a priceless treasure, from the River Rhine. He uses it to forge a magic ring which confers wealth and power on its owner, drawing the attention of Wotan, king of the gods. In need of gold to pay for his new fortress Valhalla, Wotan takes the ring from Alberich, setting in motion an epic conflict between love and power.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Sun 12 Feb 2017 19:00

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Role Contributor
Production Company Opera North
Production Company The Space
Conductor Richard Farnes
Lighting Director Peter Mumford
Stage Designer Peter Mumford
Director Peter Mumford
Producer Peter Mumford
Producer Nikki Weston
Orchestra Opera North
Wotan Michael Druiett
Loge Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Alberich Jo Pohlheim
Fricka Yvonne Howard
Mime Richard Roberts
Freia Giselle Allen
Donner Andrew Foster-Williams
Froh Mark Le Brocq
Fasolt James Creswell
Fafner Mats Almgren
Erda Claudia Huckle
Woglinde Jeni Bern
Wellgunde Madeleine Shaw
Flosshilde Sarah Castle