Met Opera- Wagner's Das Rheingold
1 July 2012
This movie is from our archive and is not currently screening.
Starring Bryn Terfel, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Stephanie Blythe.
Directed by Robert Lepage.
Classification: 168 mins.
Official Site: http://www.sharmillfilms.com.au/?p=1161
In the first opera in the Ring cycle, the gods of Valhalla clash with underworld dwarves and brawny giants, with disastrous consequences. The evil Alberich steals gold from the Rhine and uses it to forge a ring of unimaginable power. Wotan, the king of the gods, uses magic to steal the Ring, but Alberich places a curse that guarantees misery for whoever wears it. Wotan’s unwillingness to part with the ring leads him to break a contract with the giants who have built the gods’ new castle in the sky, setting in motion a chain of events that will end in his own destruction.
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