Prom 14: Wagner – Das Rheingold

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin live from the Royal Albert Hall

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BBC Radio 3
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 19:00
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Daniel Barenboim launches the first ever BBC Proms Ring cycle. Das Rheingold, the first opera in the cycle, introduces concert-goers to Wagner’s world of heroes, magic and mystical creatures.

At the opening of the operatic epic, three Rhinemaidens guard the Rhine gold until it is stolen by the Nibelung dwarf Alberich and forged into a ring of unequaled power.

Bass-baritone Iain Paterson stars at Wotan opposite mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Fricka and with baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle as Alberich and Anna Larsson as Erda.

Find out more about Wagner in our Proms composer focus and listen to the whole Ring cycle on Radio 3. Visit the BBC Proms website for more information.