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Embark on a Mythic Journey: Wagner's ‘Das Rheingold’ at the Royal Opera

Attention classical music aficionados! Prepare yourselves for an extraordinary journey into the realm of myth and legend as WHRO invites you to join us at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, for Wagner’s monumental opera “Das Rheingold,” this coming Saturday, July 13, at 1 PM.

“Das Rheingold” serves as the inaugural installment of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle, a four-part saga of gods, heroes, and the fate of the world. At its heart lies the tale of a stolen treasure, the Rhinegold, whose theft sets in motion a series of catastrophic events, involving both divine and mortal beings in a struggle for power and redemption.

This production promises an unforgettable experience, with Antonio Pappano at the conductor's podium, guiding us through Barrie Kosky’s innovative interpretation of Wagner’s masterpiece. Prepare to be captivated by an exceptional cast, featuring the commanding presence of Christopher Maltman as Wotan, the fierce god of battle, alongside the formidable talents of Christopher Purves as Alberich and Sean Panikkar as Loge.

Tune in, or stream online, this Saturday, July 13, for a spellbinding performance that will transport you to the very heart of Wagnerian drama.

COMPOSER: Richard Wagner

LIBRETTO: Richard Wagner

VENUE: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


Wotan Christopher Maltman
Alberich Christopher Purves
Loge Sean Panikkar
Fricka Marina Prudenskaya
Freia Kiandra Howarth
Erda Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Donner Kostas Smoriginas
Froh Rodrick Dixon
Mime Brenton Ryan
Fasolt In-Sung Sim
Fafner Soloman Howard
Woglinde Katharina Konradi
Wellgunde Niamh O'Sullivan
Flosshilde Marvic Monreal

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

CONDUCTOR: Sir Antonio Pappano