21 May 2015

The Ring: Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold)

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 21 May 2015
Rhinemaidens warn Siegfried

Rhinemaidens warn Siegfried Photo: Arthur Rackham, Public Domain

From the utter darkness of its opening bass E-flat, sustained over 163 bars, the beginning of Wagner’s Rheingold rises to a glorious radiance speaking of the creation of a vast new world. A world of gods, heroes, dwarfs, giants, nature spirits and magic.

Erica Challis takes us through the story and music of the first of Wagner's epic four Ring Cycle operas.