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DAS RHEINGOLD STREAMING MARCH 6 AT 10AM PACIFIC



Richard Wagner’s Landmark Saga Begins In Das Rheingold

 

Get ready for Das Rheingold, the first chapter in Richard Wagner’s four-part epic, The Ring of the Nibelung.

Travel to a world where gods, giants, and dwarves vie for control over the realms of myths and mortals. There, a Faustian bargain has been struck: The divine ruler Wotan has traded his sister-in-law, the goddess of love, to the giants for a new palace. But now he’s having second thoughts. And the only way to get her back is to find something more seductive than love: the power to rule the world.

As Wotan, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley leads a powerhouse cast including mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, bass-baritone Falk Struckmann, mezzo-soprano Ronnita Miller, and tenor Stefan Margita, all under the baton of Sir Donald Runnicles, former San Francisco Opera music director.

One ring will rule them all. One ring will doom them all. Discover its origins as Wagner’s celebrated tetralogy directed by Francesca Zambello begins this weekend, starting Saturday at 10am PST. Directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona. A co-production of San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera.


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Das Rheingold

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Check out the cast, creative team, synopsis, program articles, and more about Das Rheingold. The first opera of our 2018 production of Wagner's Ring cycle directed by Francesca Zambello. A co-production of San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera.

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Ring Cycle

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Starting on March 6, you can experience Wagner’s Ring cycle in its entirety from the comfort of your home. Each weekend in March, we will be streaming the operas in sequence starting with Das Rheingold.

March 6–7
DAS RHEINGOLD

In the cycle’s prelude, greed and vengeance trigger a chain of events fraught with corruption and struggle.

March 13–14
DIE WALKÜRE

A father’s blinding ambition and a daughter’s defiance drive the story forward.

March 20–21
SIEGFRIED

A fearless, young hero battles otherworldly challenges on a journey to discover his destiny.

March 27–28
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

The cycle reaches its transcendent climax with a suspenseful tale of bravery, sacrifice, destruction and renewal.

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San Francisco Opera extends its gratitude and appreciation to the following labor organizations whose members, artists, craftsmen, and craftswomen greatly contribute to our performances:

  • American Federation of Musicians, Local 6
  • American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc.
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 16
  • Theatrical Wardrobe Union, Local 784, I.A.T.S.E.
  • Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Union, Local 706, I.A.T.S.E.
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  • United Scenic Artists Local USA – 829, I.A.T.S.E.
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