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Lauren Fagan, Angela Simkin, Christina Bock, Johannes Martin Kränzle © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

The assault on Valhalla begins: Das Rheingold at the Royal Opera

By , 24 September 2018
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Falk Struckmann (Alberich) and Greer Grimsley (Wotan) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A strong start for San Francisco Opera's Ring

By , 19 June 2018
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Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Dresden

All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

By , 29 January 2018
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Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung © Simon Jay Price
London

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
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Stephanie Blythe, Thomas Mayer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Lenox

One Rheingold to rule them all: the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

By , 15 July 2017
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Stephan Klemm (Fasolt), James Moelenhoff Fafner), Sandra Trattnigg (Freia), Karin Lovelius Fricka) © Tom Schulze
Leipzig

Humorous Das Rheingold in Leipzig

By , 28 June 2017
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Eric Owens and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
New York City

Immortals and human passions in New York Philharmonic’s Das Rheingold under Alan Gilbert

By , 01 June 2017
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John Lundgren (Wotan) and Johan Edholm (Alberich) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring

By , 24 May 2017
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Norbert Ernst (Loge), Egils Silins (Wotan) and Markus Eiche (Donner) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2017
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Iain Paterson © Maximilian Van London
Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
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James Johnson (Wotan) and the Rainbow Girls © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Bring on the dancing girls: Rheingold redux in Melbourne

By , 21 November 2016
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Greer Grimsley (Wotan) © Cory Weaver
Saint Paul

Minnesota Opera presents a Rheingold that works on every level

By , 20 November 2016
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Eric Owens (Wotan) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Perplexing staging not enough to derail a gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

By , 01 October 2016
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Vitalij Kowaljow © Sussie Ahlburg
Edinburgh

Mariinsky Rheingold a promising start to Edinburgh Festival’s concert Ring

By , 15 August 2016
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Iain Paterson (Wotan) © Jörg Schulze
Bayreuth

Rheingold refuelled: Frank Castorf’s Ring returns to Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2016
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Katharina Magiera, Britta Stallmeister, Jenny Carlstedt (Rhinemaidens) and Jochen Schmeckenbecher © Monika Rittershaus (2009)
Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt's Ring Cycle off to a good start with a straightforward Das Rheingold

By , 08 July 2016
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Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich) and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge) © Clive Barda
London

Dipping a toe into the Rhine: Wagner therapy from Opera North

By , 28 June 2016
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Zsolt Haja, Zoltán Nyári, Tünde Szabóki, Atala Schöck, Johan Reuter, Gábor Bretz & Walter Fink © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa
Budapest

Portents in place for a downfall: brilliant Rheingold opens Budapest Ring

By , 16 June 2016
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Stephan Rügamer (Loge) and Dancers of the Eastman Company © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

Staatsoper Berlin's Ring revival begins with musically satisfying Rheingold

By , 11 June 2016
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Alan Held, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Cox, Melody Moore, Ryan McKinny © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Manifest destiny and doom: Francesca Zambello’s All-American Ring

By , 30 April 2016
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Loge feigns fear as Alberich turns into a giant snake © Arthur Rackham
Saffron Walden

Delighting the mind's eye: Saffron Opera Group's Das Rheingold

By , 17 January 2016
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Wolfgang Koch (Wotan), Albert Dohmen (Alberich) and John Daszak (Loge) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Overly busy Castorf Rheingold distracts from the music at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2015
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Richard Paul Fink (Alberich) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Simon Rattle begins his Vienna Ring journey

By , 16 May 2015
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Gerd Grochowski (Wotan) © Karl Forster
Linz

The Linz Ring begins: Das Rheingold or The Doors to Valhalla

By , 08 May 2015
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Thomas J Mayer (Wotan) and Elisabeth Kulman (Fricka) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Munich's Rheingold: beautiful, but leaves many questions

By , 20 February 2015
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Matthias Goerne © Marco Borggreve | Harmonia mundi
Hong Kong

Earnest singing and dramatic insight in Das Rheingold with the Hong Kong Philharmonic

By , 24 January 2015
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Vladimir Jurowski © Roman Gontcharov
London

The root of all evil: Jurowski and the LPO pair Rachmaninov’s Miserly Knight with Wagner’s greedy dwarf

By , 21 January 2015
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From left: Wolfgang Koch as Wotan, Nadine Weissman as Erda plus giants © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
Bayreuth

Oleg Bryjak impresses in Frank Castorf's striking, tawdry and generally baffling Das Rheingold

By , 22 August 2014
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Michiko Watanabe (Wellgunde) and Thomas Gazheli (Alberich) © Franz Neumayr | Tiroler Festspiele Erl
Erl

Das Rheingold in the mountains: a promising start to the Weekend Ring in Erl

By , 01 August 2014
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© Palace of Arts, Budapest
Budapest

Who needs full staging? Das Rheingold at MüPa in Budapest

By , 11 June 2014
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© Richard Carter
London

An electrifying beginning for Fulham Opera's Ring

By , 09 February 2014
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© Gilles Abegg, Opéra de Dijon
Dijon

The Dijon Ring – Part 1

By , 05 October 2013
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Jennifer Zetlan, Cecelia Hall, Renée Tatum and Richard Paul Fink © Elise Bakketun
Seattle

Seattle Opera's Ring cycle begins well with a stunning, locally inspired Rheingold

By , 04 August 2013
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L-R: Ekaterina Gubanova, Daniel Barenboim and Iain Paterson in a performance of Wagner’s Das Rhein ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 14: Barenboim's Rheingold doesn't disappoint

By , 22 July 2013
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Stefan Margita as Loge  ©  2013 Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Ring Cycle begins with an impressive Das Rheingold

By , 25 April 2013
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©  Clive Barda
Gateshead

Das Rheingold: a concert perfomance full of drama

By , 26 June 2011
*****
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Leeds

Dame Anne Evans: I Saw the World End

By , 11 June 2011
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Herwig Pecoraro (Mime) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Glänzende Festspiele im Repertoire: Das Rheingold an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 April 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
Paris

Le Mariinsky sur le Ring (1) : les promesses du Rheingold

By , 24 March 2018
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John Lundgren (Alberich) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Bayerische Staatsoper sonnt sich im alten Glanz des Rheingolds

By , 13 January 2018
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Das Rheingold konzertant im Dortmunder Konzerthaus © Pascal Amos
Dortmund

Janowski für Hengelbrock: NDR-Rheingold als gewünschtes Konzertant-Intermezzo zu Bayreuth

By , 29 May 2017
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Rheintöchter Katharina Magiera, Britta Stallmeister & Jenny Carlstedt, J. Schmeckenbecher (Alberich) © Monika Rittershaus | Oper Frankfurt (2009)
Frankfurt am Main

„Was bisher geschah“: Das Rheingold an der Frankfurter Oper

By , 08 July 2016
****1
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