Das Rheingold

Music by

Richard Wagner

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

Wednesday March 25, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Saturday March 28, 2009 - 2:00 PM
Thursday April 23, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Monday April 27, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Monday May 4, 2009 - 8:00 PM


Freia  Wendy Bryn Harmer
Fricka  Yvonne Naef
Erda  Jill Grove
Loge  Kim Begley
Mime  Gerhard Siegel
Wotan  James Morris
Alberich  Richard Paul Fink
Fasolt  Franz-Josef Selig
Fafner  John Tomlinson


James Levine


Otto Schenk


Rolf Langenfass


Gil Wechsler

Set Designer

Günther Schneider-Siemssen


In the depths of the Rhine, the three Rhinemaidens guard the Rhinegold, a treasure of immeasurable value. The Nibelung dwarf Alberich is dazzled by the sight of it. The girls explain that whoever wins the gold and forges it into a ring will gain power over the world, but must first renounce love. Frustrated by his unsuccessful attempts to catch one of the girls, Alberich curses love and steals the gold.