Das Rheingold
© GTG / Carole Parodi
12 March 2019
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Das Rheingold

Prologue of Der Ring des Nibelungen in 4 scenes by Richard Wagner
Libretto by the composer. Premiered at the Königliches Hof - National Theatre Munich on 22 September 1869.

Reprise of the production by Dieter Dorn & Jürgen Rose (2012-13)

Sung in German with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 2h40 (without intermission)

Ring Cycle Ticket from Fr. 104.- to Fr. 824.-


The tale begins with five minutes of swelling, flowing, rushing, swirling music that makes you immediately understand that what will follow is no ordinary opera. The story of the theft of the Rhine gold is the introduction to Richard Wagner's magnum opus: a series of four operas known as The Ring of the Nibelung. A great name of German theatre, Dieter Dorn, directs these legendary works in a final flourish to his distinguished career, with the help of another sage of the stage, set designer Jürgen Rose. To their age and experience, Georg Fritzsch adds the passion and talent proving once again the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande's status as one of Europe's best Wagnerian ensembles.

Musical Director Georg Fritzsch
Stage Director Dieter Dorn
Set & costumes Designer Jürgen Rose
Dramaturgy Hans-Joachim Ruckhäberle
Lighting Designer Tobias Löffler
Body Expression Heinz Wanitschek
Vidéo Jana Schatz
Wotan Tómas Tómasson
Donner Stephan Genz
Froh Christoph Strehl
Loge Stephan Rügamer
Fasolt Alexey Tikhomirov
Fafner Taras Shtonda
Alberich Tom Fox
Mime Dan Karlström
Fricka Ruxandra Donose
Freia Agneta Eichenholz
Erda Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Claudia Huckle (5 March 2019)
Woglinde Polina Pastirchak
Wellgunde Carine Séchaye
Flosshilde Ahlima Mhamdi
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande   

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Feb 2019
Tuesday 12 |  7:30 pm
Mar 2019
Tuesday 5 |  7:30 pm
Tuesday 12 |  7:30 pm

Performances take place at the Place de Neuve.