Das Rheingold

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The 2012/13 Royal Opera Season opens with the first revival of its latest production, by director Keith Warner, of Wagner's four-opera masterpiece 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. The first opera in the tetralogy, 'The Rheingold' sets the scene, when the dwarf Albrecht steals the gold from the Rhinemaidens and forges a ring. Meanwhile, Wotan, king of the gods, needs gold to repay the giants who built his new Valhalla… Starring Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Peter Coleman-Wright (Donner), Andrew Rees (Froh), Stig Andersen (Loge), Iain Paterson (Fasolt), Eric Halfvarson (Fafner), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), Sarah Connolly (Fricka), Ann Petersen (Freia), Maria Radner (Erda), Nadine Livingston (Woglinde), Kai Rüütel (Wellgunde) and Harriet Williams (Flosshilde). The conductor is Antonio Pappano. (Sung in German with English surtitles; runs two hours 40 minutes, no interval.)

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