Pacific Opera Victoria
Das Rheingold, October 2014


 

Maria Soulis as Flosshilde, Todd Thomas as Alberich

Above: Scene I, The Rhinemaiden and the Nibelung
Maria Soulis as Flosshilde, Todd Thomas as Alberich
Timothy Vernon: Conductor.   Wim Trompert: Director.
Hans Winkler: Set Designer.    Nancy Bryant: Costume Designer.   Kevin Lamotte: Lighting Designer


 

In Nibelheim

Above: Scene III, In Nibelheim
Mime tells Wotan and Loge how his brother Alberich has enslaved the Nibelungs.
John Fanning as Wotan, Gordon Gietz as Loge, Benjamin Butterfield as Mime
Timothy Vernon: Conductor.   Wim Trompert: Director.
Hans Winkler: Set Designer.    Nancy Bryant: Costume Designer.   Kevin Lamotte: Lighting Designer


 

In Nibelheim

Above: Scene III: Alberich and the Nibelungs
With the power of the ring, Alberich has been driving the Nibelungs to mine gold and forge more treasure for him. With his wealth he will emerge from Nibelheim and become master of the whole world.
Beware of the dark legion,
When the Nibelung treasure shall rise
out of the silent depths
into the light of day!

Todd Thomas as Alberich
Timothy Vernon: Conductor.   Wim Trompert: Director.
Hans Winkler: Set Designer.    Nancy Bryant: Costume Designer.   Kevin Lamotte: Lighting Designer


 

Erda

Above: Scene IV: Erda's Prophecy

Erda, the primeval earth goddess, warns Wotan to yield the cursed ring.
She foretells that all things will perish, and that a dark day will fall on the gods.
Susan Platts as Erda (standing).
Lying, clockwise from bottom right: Joni Henson as Fricka, Uwe Dambruch as Fasolt,
Gordon Gietz as Loge, Jeremy Galyon as Fafner
Timothy Vernon: Conductor.   Wim Trompert: Director.
Hans Winkler: Set Designer.    Nancy Bryant: Costume Designer.   Kevin Lamotte: Lighting Designer


 

Donner, Fricka, Wotan

Above: Scene IV: The gods prepare to enter Valhalla
Doug MacNaughton as Donner, Joni Henson as Fricka, John Fanning as Wotan
Timothy Vernon: Conductor.   Wim Trompert: Director.
Hans Winkler: Set Designer.    Nancy Bryant: Costume Designer.   Kevin Lamotte: Lighting Designer


 

All photos: David Cooper Photography

Pacific Opera Victoria: Das Rheingold


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