Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner
October 16, 18, 24, 2014, at 8 pm
Matinée October 26 at 2:30 pm
In German with English Surtitles
A very long time ago, a dwarf stole a golden treasure, and from it he forged a ring of power. But the price of power is the renunciation of love.
The first opera in Wagner's monumental Ring Cycle, Das Rheingold sets in motion the conflicts that will ultimately destroy the gods. Here is a world of giants and river nymphs, of dwarves that toil beneath the earth and gods that rule from the mountaintop hall of Valhalla.
Wagner reworked ancient legends to create a compelling new myth that feels as old as time – a towering epic told in sumptuous musical language, a profound, richly textured fusion of music and drama.
With the Victoria Symphony
TAKE THE OPERA BUS: to the Sunday Matinée. Bus runs from the Saanich Peninsula and Up-Island.