Wagner: Das Rheingold / Runnicles, Deutsche Oper Berlin

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As early as 1851, Wagner wrote, ‘I propose to produce my myth in three complete dramas, preceded by a lengthy Prelude.’ The Prelude was "Das Rheingold" (‘The Rhine Gold’) the preliminary evening of Wagner’s epic tetralogy "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (‘The Ring of the Nibelung’), which received its first complete performance in 1876. The unfolding events of Das Rheingold depict the theft of the Ring forged from the Rhinemaidens’ gold by the Nibelung dwarf Alberich, and his subsequent surrender of it to Wotan, ruler of the Gods, to pay his debt to the giants who constructed Valhalla. Alberich’s curse foreshadows the catastrophe to come. Sir Donald Runnicles conducts an internationally acclaimed cast in this innovative new production of "Der Ring" by Norwegian director Stefan Herheim.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: February 23, 2024

  • Catalog Number: 2110740

  • UPC: 747313574056

  • Label: Naxos

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: Romantic

  • Composer: Richard Wagner

  • Conductor: Sir Donald Runnicles

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

  • Performer: Derek Welton, Thomas Blondelle, Markus Bruck, Andrew Harris, Annika Schlicht, Flurina Stucki, Gotz Filenius, Stefan Herheim, Tobias Kehrer