Bayreuth's new Ring: Das Rheingold
This new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival was the opera event of the 2022 Festival summer. Young director Valentin Schwarz reimagines the mythical story in the present day and tells a gripping family saga in the world of the rich and powerful. The musical direction is in the hands of Cornelius Meister. In Das Rheingold, the antagonists Wotan and Alberich are hostile twin brothers and it is not the gold from the Rhine that is stolen at the outset, but a child, emphasizing the fact that dynasties are always overshadowed by the question of who will one day inherit power.
- Attilio Glaser (Tenor), Jens-Erik Aasbø (Bass), Arnold Bezuyen (Tenor), Lea-ann Dunbar (Soprano), Stephanie Houtzeel (Mezzo-Soprano), Daniel Kirch (Tenor), Christa Mayer (Mezzo-Soprano), Raimund Nolte (Bass-Baritone), Wilhelm Schwinghammer (Bass), Olafur Sigurdarson (Baritone), Egils Silins (Bass-Baritone), Katie Stevenson (Mezzo-Soprano), Elisabeth Teige (Soprano), Okka von der Damerau (Mezzo-Soprano)
- Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
- Cornelius Meister