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Das Rheingold

Mariinsky Opera

Das Rheingold introduced the vast, mythical world of Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, one of the greatest achievements in all opera.

A lust for power, but at a terrible price. When the sinister dwarf Alberich steals the coveted Rhine gold from the three daughters of the river, he forges a ring to bring himself infinite power over the world – but incurs the wrath of Wotan and the jealous gods.

Seemingly inexhaustible and mesmerisingly charismatic, powerhouse conductor Valery Gergiev is famed globally for the raw, visceral power of his music-making. St Petersburg’s historic Mariinsky Theatre is believed to be the first venue where Wagner conducted some of The Ring’s mighty music. With the exceptional forces of the Mariinsky Opera and a cast of international-class soloists drawn from the company’s performers, Gergiev brings his remarkable vision of Das Rheingold to the 2016 International Festival.

Valery Gergiev Conductor

Cast includes
Vitalij Kowaljow Wotan
Mikhail Vekua Loge
Ekaterina Semenchuk Fricka
Vladislav Sulimsky Alberich
Andrei Popov Mime
Yury Vorobiev Fasolt
Mikhail Petrenko Fafner


More information about some of the artists

Mariinsky Opera
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Valery Gergiev
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Vitalij Kowaljow
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Mikhail Vekua
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Ekaterina Semenchuk
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Andrei Popov
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Yury Vorobiev
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15 August 2016

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