Wagner’s Rheingold, the preliminary evening of the Ring, merges opera and symphony and never loses sight of Beethoven’s Ninth. Like the latter work, Das Rheingold begins in a primeval mist and profound darkness. Truly a boldly conceived beginning. This is audible, provided the conductor makes it so by bringing out the beautiful canons in place of an amorphous churning.
In German with German and English surtitles
Sponsors: Horst and Marlis Weitzmann
Performance ends at approximately 8:30 P.M.
Photo: Felix Broede
Preliminary evening of Der Ring des Nibelungen Through-composed large-scale symphonic-dramatic form to a drama by the composer.
- Marek Janowski Conductor Updated on 2017/05/12
- Michael Volle Wotan
- Katarina Karnéus Fricka
- Johannes Martin Kränzle Alberich
- Daniel Behle Loge
- Gabriela Scherer Freia
- Lothar Odinius Froh
- Markus Eiche Donner
- Nadine Weissmann Erda
- Elmar Gilbertsson Mime
- Christof Fischesser Fasolt
- Lars Woldt Fafner
- Mirella Hagen Woglinde
- Julia Rutigliano Wellgunde
- Simone Schröder Floßhilde
- NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
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