Opera in four scenes (1869)
New Production! Celebrated Australian director Barrie Kosky joins forces with conductor Antonio Pappano in a bold new imagining of the first chapter of Wagner's Ring cycle, a work which boasts some of the greatest music ever written for the opera stage.
When a precious hoard of gold is stolen from the river Rhine, it unleashes a chain of destructive events, pitting gods and mortals against one another for generations.
Join us for a spectacular journey into the world of myth, dream and memory, with the figure of Erda (Wiebke Lehmkuhl) – Mother Earth herself – at its centre. The outstanding cast includes Christopher Maltman as Wotan, Marina Prudenskaya as Fricka and Christopher Purves as Alberich.
This is a momentous occasion you don't want to miss.
ROH Guidance: Suitable for ages 12+. This production contains scenes of nudity and depictions of blood and violence.