Live from the Met: Das Rheingold

April 5, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tune in at 12:00 p.m. on April 6 for a live broadcast of Wagner's Das Rheingold from the Metropolitan Opera, and enjoy a slideshow from the production.

Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Conceived by Wagner as a prologue to his monumental Ring cycle, Das Rheingold sets forth the dramatic issues that play out in the three subsequent operas. Gold from the depths of the Rhine River is stolen by the dwarf Alberich, who uses it to forge a ring that will give him unlimited power. The theft sets in motion a course of events that will eventually alter the order of the universe.

Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads an extraordinary cast that includes Stephanie Blythe, Stefan Margita, and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley as Wotan.

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