Das Rheingold (Richard Wagner) – dossier

DAS RHEINGOLD

(DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN – Prelude)

Music and libretto: Richard Wagner

First performed: National Theatre, Munich, 22 September 1869, conducted by Franz Wüllner

My review


ROLES

Gods (Æsir)

  • Wotan (bass-baritone): August Kindermann
  • Donner (baritone): Karl Samuel Heinrich
  • Froh (tenor): Franz Nachbaur
  • Loge (tenor): Heinrich Vogl

Goddesses

  • Fricka (mezzo-soprano): Sophie Stehle
  • Freia (soprano): Henriette Müller
  • Erda (contralto): Emma Seehofer

Nibelungs

  • Alberich (baritone): Karl Fischer
  • Mime (tenor): Max Schlosser

Giants

  • Fasolt (bass-baritone or bass): Toni Petzer
  • Fafner (bass): Kaspar Bausewein

Rhinemaidens

  • Woglinde (soprano): Anna Kaufmann
  • Wellgunde (soprano or mezzo-soprano): Therese Vogl
  • Flosshilde (mezzo-soprano): Wilhelmine Ritter

PLACE OF THE ACTION

  1. At the bottom of the Rhine
  2. An open space on mountain heights near the Rhine
  3. The subterranean caves of Nibelheim