Das Rheingold http://redriverradio.org en Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-opera-presents-ring-cycle-das-rheingold <p><strong>Airs Saturday, November 9 at 12 noon. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Richard Wagner's&nbsp;Der Ring des Nibelungen&nbsp;is t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. &nbsp;Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The complete "Ring" premiered at the first </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. &nbsp;The 2013 rendition by stage director Frank </span>Castorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and conductor </span>Kyrill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Petrenko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own exhortation to "create something new."</span></p><p>We open with Das&nbsp;Rheingold with baritone&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wolfgang Koch as Woton; contralto&nbsp;Claudia Mahnke as&nbsp;Fricka; soprano&nbsp;Elisabet Strid as&nbsp;Freia; baritone&nbsp;Martin Winkler as&nbsp;Alberich; tenor&nbsp;Norbert Ernst as&nbsp;Loge; tenor&nbsp;Lothar Odinius as&nbsp;Froh; and bass&nbsp;Günther Groissböck as&nbsp;Fasolt.</span></p><p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 35465 at http://redriverradio.org Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Das Rheingold http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-wagner-s-das-rheingold <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 6 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Luisi will lead three complete cycles of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial, with each of the four operas receiving a worldwide radio broadcast. Das Rheingold, the first opera in the cycle, will feature company role debuts by Mark Delavan as Wotan and Meredith Arwady as Erda. Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Stefan Margita (Loge), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), and Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia) reprise their acclaimed portrayals from previous Ring cycles at the Met.</p><p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 25557 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Das Rheingold