Part of the Wagner ring cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen. In Das Rheingold the power crazy dwarf Alberich plots to steal the Rhinemaidens gold, which bestows omnipotence on its owner. Meanwhile Wotan and Loge, two powerful gods, plan to steal the gold as a ransom for the goddess Freia who has been kidnapped by giants annoyed at not being paid for building Valhalla. Performed in German with English surtitles. End time approx. 21:40 (Southbank Centre). No interval.Performers Yvonne Howard (Fricka), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge), Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich), Giselle Allen (Freia), Ceri Williams (Erda), Jeni Bern (Woglinde), Madeleine Shaw (Wellgunde), Sarah Castle (Flosshilde, Andrew Foster-Williams (Donner), Richard Roberts (Mime), James Creswell (Fasolt), Mats Almgren (Fafner).
Author Wagner. Company Opera. Conductor Richard Farnes.