7:00pm at Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Tickets: £18, £68
Daniel Barenboim photo by Chris Christodoulou, courtesy of BBC website.
Tenor Marius Vlad
performs at BBC Proms
’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
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.
baritone, Proms debut artist (Donner)
tenor, Proms debut artist (Froh)
Johannes Martin Kränzle
bass, Proms debut artist (Fasolt)
mezzo-soprano, Proms debut artist (Flosshilde)
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