The Rhine gold, guarded by three nymphs, holds immeasurable power. When the dwarf Alberich renounces love to steal it, he unwittingly sparks a battle for domination which will stretch from the depths of the river to the mountaintop home of the gods.
Director Julia Burbach and Music Director Peter Selwyn reunite after their award-winning production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Grimeborn 2018) with a new, contemporary take on the curtain-raiser to Wagner‘s Ring Cycle.
Jonathan Dove‘s acclaimed orchestration is performed in London for the first time since its premiere in the 1990s, with 18 live musicians from the Orpheus Ensemble and an exceptional cast of singers, many of whom are giving role debuts.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
First-class singing shines despite the clumsy production in a stripped-back version of Wagner
These gods, with their clutter feel like us and, with their inability to stick to a deal, also feel like our leaders too