Das Rheingold

United States, 1990

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In the first opera in Richard Wagner’s massive Ring Cycle, the Rhinegold is stolen by Alberich from the Rhine maidens and later fashioned into a ring of power, thus setting in train the saga which culminates in Die Gotterdammerung. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by James Levine and the cast includes Christa Ludwig, Ekkehard Wlaschina, and James Morris. Sung in German, the video is accompanied by a synopsis. Wagner’s Ring Cycle consists of four parts, in this order: Das Rheingold; Die Walkuere; Siegfried and Goetterdaemmerung.

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Credits

director

Brian Large

producer

Otto Schenk

production company

Channel 4

Deutsche Grammophon

La Sept

Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Osterreichischer Rundfunk-Fernsehen

Duration

02:43:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304371

Language

German

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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