Das Rheingold

Music by

Richard Wagner

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

Monday October 4, 2010 - 8:00 PM
Saturday October 9, 2010 - 1:00 PM

Cast

Wotan  Bryn Terfel
Fricka  Stephanie Blythe
Freia  Wendy Bryn Harmer
Donner  Dwayne Croft
Froh  Adam Diegel
Loge  Richard Croft
Erda  Patricia Bardon
Alberich  Eric Owens
Mime  Gerhard Siegel
Fasolt  Franz-Josef Selig
Fafner  Hans-Peter König
Woglinde  Lisette Oropesa
Wellgunde  Jennifer Johnson Cano
Flosshilde  Tamara Mumford

Conductor

James Levine

Production

Robert Lepage

Director

Neilson Vignola

Set Designer

Carl Fillion

Costumes

François St-Aubin

Lighting

Etienne Boucher

Videographer

Boris Firquet

About

Two unparalleled artists join forces to create a groundbreaking new Ring for the Met: Maestro James Levine and director Robert Lepage. “The Ring is not just a story or a series of operas, it’s a cosmos,” says Lepage (La Damnation de Faust), who brings cutting-edge technology and his own visionary imagination to the world’s greatest theatrical journey. Bryn Terfel (pictured above), singing his first, much-anticipated Met Wotan, leads the cast in Das Rheingold, the Ring’s first installment. Levine, who has conducted every complete cycle of Wagner’s masterpiece performed by the Met since 1989, says, “The Ring is one of those works of art that you think you know, but every time you return to it, you find all kinds of brilliant moments that hadn’t struck you with the same force before.” “The Ring is about change,” director Lepage says. “I try to be extremely respectful of Wagner’s storytelling, but in a very modern context. We’re trying to see how in our day and age we can tell this classical story in the most complete way.”

Performance History

Lisette has given 4 performances as Woglinde.