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San Francisco Opera - Das Rheingold

Closed June 26, 2018

A mythical is stolen, unleashing a powerful curse.

Why See San Francisco Opera - Das Rheingold?

It begins

San Francisco Opera explore Wagner's epic fantasy this summer with a mounting of the entire Ring Cycle as directed by Francesca Zambello. Loosely based on Norse mythology with a healthy dose of European folklore, discover a world of Gods, men, and monsters, romance, revenge, adventure and more, brought to life one man's stunning vision.

THE RHINEGOLD

Embittered by his failed attempt to seduce the three Rhine Maidens, the sly dwarf Alberich steals the precious river gold, forging a ring of power and enslaving his fellow dwarves in the Underworld.

Meanwhile, Woton, King of the Gods is embroiled in a complicated battle with the giants Fasolt and Fafner who demand a rich payoff for building Valhalla, the magnificent new home of the immortals. When Woton hears of Alberich's ring of power, he seeks to steal it and pay his debt. But at a heavy price, for the ring is fatally cursed and ruins the lives of all those who come into contact with it...

Prepare yourself for the dense world of warring Gods, monsters and mythology in this rich tapestry of a production, scored by one of opera's most famous and bombastic composers.


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Dates

Opening night: 12 June 2018

Audience

Sung in German with English Subtitles

Run time

Two hours 32 minutes with no intermission

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Frank Hovany: “Das Rhinegold”

Congratulation to Stefan Margita to his performance. more

CapnTom: “A Stunning Musical Experience - Stage Production Not So Much”

A packed house experienced inspired singing last night as the San Francisco... more

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