By Richard Wagner
- Language - Performed in German with projected English translations
- Running Time - 2 hours 30 minutes
In the first chapter of the Ring, we meet the Rhinemaidens, guardians of magical gold that can be transformed into a ring that grants its owner unlimited power. When Alberich steals the gold, the struggle among the legendary characters begins, as Wotan, king of the gods, vies with him for supreme power. Immerse yourself in thrilling drama and music of vast proportions.
Warner Classics label — John Tomlinson, Hilde Leidland, Annette Küttenbaum, Jane Turner; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, cond. Daniel Barenboim.
Courtesy of Warner Classics.
Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
The RING Cycle
Join us for an extraordinary story told over the journey of four operas. Together, they comprise Wagner's magnificent Ring cycle, one of the greatest musical achievements in Western culture and an immersive operatic adventure that every opera lover should experience.
RING Cycle 2016 — 2020
MR. & MRS. DIETRICH M. GROSS
GRAMMA FISHER FOUNDATION OF MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA
STEFAN EDLIS AND GAEL NEESON
ADA AND WHITNEY ADDINGTON