Das Rheingold - Bayerische Staatsoper (2015) - Das Rheingold - Bayerische Staatsoper (2015)

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The unsullied enchantment of E-flat major harmonies in the initial bars of Das Rheingold doesn’t last very long. Instead, a world comes into being; a world that fifteen hours of music later will be unable to stave off its own downfall. In this world, nature is violated, and laws are ignored. Greed, power and malediction are the order of the day. Alberich steals the gold from the Rhine Maidens, enslaves his workers and revels in the sweet smell of world domination. Wotan claims it for himself and joins forces with Loge to make off with the ring, the gold and the magic helmet. His construction project is envisioned as the foundation of existence for his family of gods – his wife objects. He must part with the accursed ring as payment to the two giants. Seething with envy, one giant murders the other. The glow of the gods’ castle first gleams after the tempest, but Loge sees the castle already headed for ruin. The threads of the tale get tangled in this eve of the tetralogy, the water loses its sheen, and the clouds are shrouded in darkness.

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Schedule

February 20, 2015 19:30:00

February 27, 2015 18:00:00

March 11, 2015 19:00:00

March 22, 2015 18:00:00

Casting

Thomas Johannes Mayer

Burkhard Ulrich

Tomasz Konieczny

Elisabeth Kulman

Okka Von der Damerau

Andreas Conrad

Günther Groissböck

Christof Fischesser

Dean Power

Golda Schultz

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

Jennifer Johnston

Nadine Weissmann

Levente Molnár

Work's characters list

Wotan

Loge

Alberich

Fricka

Erda

Mime

Fasolt

Fafner

Froh

Freia

Woglinde

Wellgunde

Flosshilde

Donner

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