by Richard Wagner
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth, the Metropolitan Opera presents Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle. In the epic's first installment, "Das Rheingold," the theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich's curse set in motion the tragic events that will lead to the downfall of the gods.
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Freia: Wendy Bryn Harmer
Fricka: Stephanie Blythe
Erda: Meredith Arwady
Loge: Stefan Margita
Mime: Gerhard Siegel
Wotan: Mark Delavan
Alberich: Eric Owens
Fasolt: Franz-Josef Selig
Fafner: Hans-Peter König
Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 2 hrs. 30 min.
Future Met Opera "Ring" performances on Capital Public Radio:
Die Walküre - April 13; 9:00 AM
Siegfried - April 20; 9:00 AM
Götterdämmerung - May 11; 9:00 AM