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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. Sung in German with English titles. Running time: approx. 2hrs 30mins (no interval)Performers Michael Druiett (Wotan), Joachim Seipp (Alberich), Peter Sidhom (Alberich - Sep Only), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge), Yvonne Howard (Fricka), Andrea Baker (Erda), James Creswell (Fasolt), Gregory Frank (Fafner), Giselle Allen (Freia), Peter Wedd (Froh), Derek Welton (Donner), Richard Roberts (Mime), Meeta Raval (Woglinde), Jennifer Johnston (Wellgunde), Sarah Castle (Flosshilde).
Author Wagner. Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Other Anne Evans (Dame - artistic consultant). Lighting Peter Mumford.
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