NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 OFF-WEST END AWARD FOR BEST OPERA PRODUCTION
The Rhine gold, guarded by three nymphs, holds immeasurable power. When the dwarf Alberich renounces love to steal it, he unwittingly sparks a battle for domination which will stretch from the depths of the river to the mountaintop home of the gods.
Director Julia Burbach and Music Director Peter Selwyn reunite after their award-winning production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Grimeborn 2018) with a new, contemporary take on the curtain-raiser to Wagner‘s Ring Cycle.
Jonathan Dove‘s acclaimed orchestration is performed in London for the first time since its premiere in the 1990s, with 18 live musicians from the Orpheus Sinfonia and an exceptional cast of singers, many of whom are giving role debuts.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
Paul Carey Jones, Wotan
Claire Barnett-Jones, Fricka (3 Aug, 5 Aug, 8 Aug, 10 Aug) / Wellgunde (31 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Aug, 9 Aug)
Gareth Brynmor John, Donner
Seth Carico, Alberich
Kiandra Howarth, Freia/Woglinde
Angharad Lyddon, Flosshilde
Philip Sheffield, Loge
Andrew Tipple, Fasolt
Marianne Vidal, Fricka (31 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Aug, 9 Aug) / Wellgunde (3 Aug, 5 Aug, 8 Aug, 10 Aug)
Harriet Williams, Erda
Dingle Yandell, Fafner
Julia Burbach, Director
Peter Selwyn, Conductor
Bettina John, Designer
Robert Price, Lighting Designer
Lysanne van Overbeek, Assistant Director
Paula Paz, Assistant Director
Laetitia Maes, Design Assistant
Megan Stilwell, Design Assistant
The Orpheus Sinfonia, Orchestra