Image: Photo by Idil Sukan
Director Julia Burbach and Music Director Peter Selwyn reunite after their award-winning production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia (Grimeborn 2018) with a new, contemporary take on the curtain-raiser to Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Jonathan Dove's acclaimed orchestration is performed in London for the first time since its premiere in the 1990s, with 18 live musicians from the Orpheus Ensemble and an exceptional cast of singers, many of whom are giving role debuts.
The Rhine gold, guarded by three nymphs, holds immeasurable power.
When the dwarf Alberich renounces love to steal it, he unwittingly sparks a battle for domination which will stretch from the depths of the river to the mountaintop home of the gods.
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Noel Bouley - Wotan
Claire Barnett-Jones - Fricka/Wellgunde
Gareth Brynmor John - Donner
Seth Carico - Alberich
Kiandra Howarth - Freia/Woglinde
Angharad Lyddon - Flosshilde
Philip Sheffield - Loge
Andrew Tipple - Fasolt
Marianne Vidal - Fricka/Wellgunde
Harriet Williams - Erda
Dingle Yandell - Fafner
Adapted by Graham Vick and Jonathan Dove
Director: Julia Burbach
Designer: Bettina John
Musical direction: Peter Selwyn (conductor)
Lighting: Robert Price