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Das Rheingold


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.
Wagner’s Ring cycle boasts some of the greatest music ever written for the opera stage. Join us as we embark on a spectacular journey into the world of myth, dream and memory, with the figure of Erda – Mother Earth herself – at its centre.

Antonio Pappano conducts Barrie Kosky’s bold new imagining of Wagner’s Das Rheingold – which marks the start of a new Ring cycle for The Royal Opera.

You can watch the official trailer here

Sung in German with English subtitles.
Please note, the will be no interval in this performance.


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

For booking information please go here.

Cast and Creatives


Music: Richard Wagner
Director: Barrie Kosky
Set Designer: Rufus Didwiszus
Costume Designer: Victoria Behr
Lighting Designer: Alessandro Carletti

Wotan: Christopher Maltman
Alberich: Christopher Purves
Loge: Sean Panikkar
Fricka: Marina Prudenskaya
Freia: Kiandra Howarth
Erda: Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Donner: Kostas Smoriginas

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano


Wed. 20 Sep, 2023


19:15 - 22:15