DAS RHEINGOLD, the thrilling first opera of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle, tells the story of the forging of the ring of power (the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien's RING TRILOGY). The opera is a tale of gods and giants, magic and prophecy, dwarves and maidens, and a terrible curse that will lead to the doom of Valhalla. This rendition of Wagner's unparalleled masterpiece was performed at the Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam in 1999 with John Brocheler and Chris Merritt playing Woton and Loge, the gods who must steal the magical ring from the evil dwarf Alberich and trade it with the fearsome giants to win back Freia, the goddess of love.
Description by Kultur Films:
Das Rheingold is the opening of this extraordinary production of The Ring from Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, with the orchestra taking its place both in the pit and, ring-shaped, on the astonishing stage.
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