Monday 22 Jul 2013
7:00pm at Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Tickets: £18, £68
Tenor Marius Vlad performs at BBC Proms in Wagner’s opera ‘Das Rheingold’. The conductor Daniel Barenboim launches his Proms Ring cycle and conducts his first Wagner opera in the UK, following his Beethoven symphony cycle last year.
The Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra explores the corrupting influence of the all-powerful ring with a cast mined from Barenboim’s recent Berlin and Milan Ring cycles.
Das Rheingold (‘The Rhine Gold’) is the first of the four operas that constitute Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (‘The Ring of the Nibelung’). It was originally written as an introduction to the tripartite Ring, but the cycle is now generally regarded as consisting of four individual operas.
Das Rheingold received its premiere at the National Theatre Munich on 22 September 1869, with August Kindermann in the role of Wotan, Heinrich Vogl as Loge, and Karl Fischer as Alberich.
Iain Paterson baritone (Wotan)
Stephan Rügamer tenor (Loge)
Jan Buchwald baritone, Proms debut artist (Donner)
Marius Vlad tenor, Proms debut artist (Froh)
Ekaterina Gubanova mezzo-soprano (Fricka)
Anna Samuil soprano (Freia)
Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano (Erda)
Johannes Martin Kränzle baritone (Alberich)
Peter Bronder tenor (Mime)
Stephen Milling bass, Proms debut artist (Fasolt)
Eric Halfvarson bass (Fafner)
Aga Mikolaj soprano (Woglinde)
Maria Gortsevskaya mezzo-soprano (Wellgunde)
Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist (Flosshilde)
Daniel Barenboim conductor
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