February 3, 5, 7th, 2021.
Regent Theatre, Melbourne.
2 hours 30 minutes, no interval.
Composer: Richard Wagner.
Conductor: Anthony Negus & David Kram.
Director: Suzanne Chaundy.
Starring: Warwick Fyfe, Eddie Muliaumaseali’i, Simon Meadows, James Egglestone, Jason Wasley, Darcy Carroll, Sarah Sweeting, Adrian Tamburini, Lee Abrahmsen, Steven Gallop, Michael Lapina, Roxane Hislop, Rebecca Rashleigh, Louise Keast & Karen Van Spall.
Melbourne Opera continues its Wagner cycle with a new production of the first of his Das Ring des Nibelungen operas, Das Rheingold, at the Regent Theatre.
Eminent international Wagnerian Maestro Anthony Negus returns to conduct, after his great successes of Tristan and Isolde (for which he won the 2018 Green Room Conducting Award) and The Flying Dutchman, leading a superb all-Australian cast featuring Warwick Fyfe, Simon Meadows, James Egglestone, Lee Abrahmsen and Roxane Hislop, and Eddie Muliaumaseali’i, and many more.
M.O’s recent productions of Norma, The Flying Dutchman, Rossini’s Otello, Tristan and Isolde, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser and Rienzi have all received critical and popular acclaim. This new production is directed by Suzanne Chaundy and designed by Andrew Bailey, the acclaimed designer of the Flying Dutchman.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
“An opera about the end of the world that leaves you feeling uplifted.”
— Sydney Morning Herald. ★★★★
“As the first major opera performance in Melbourne after a protracted Covid shutdown of the live performing arts, Melbourne Opera’s Das Rheingold marks an important moment in the cultural life of the city – the beginning both of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle and of a new chapter in the living operatic history of Melbourne.” — Australian Book Review.
Cast & Crew
Wotan (1, 3) — Warwick Fyfe
Wotan (2, regional) — Eddie Muliaumaseali’i
Fricka — Sarah Sweeting
Freia — Lee Abrahmsen
Erda — Roxane Hislop
Alberich — Simon Meadows
Mime — Michael Lapina
Fasolt — Adrian Tamburini
Fafner — Steven Gallop
Froh — Jason Wasely
Woglinde — Rebecca Rashleigh
Wellgunde — Louise Keast
Flosshilde — Karen van Spall
Donner — Darcy Carroll
Loge — James Egglestone
Conductor — Anthony Negus & David Kram.
Director — Suzanne Chaundy.
Designer — Andrew Bailey.
Company Manager — Robbie McPhee.