13 January 2008

Das Rheingold – the ending

The ending of Das Rheingold: The gods are moving in to Walhall while the Rhinemaidens are lamenting the gold that was stolen from them. Clip taken from the famous Centenary Ring that was staged by Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez, recorded in Bayreuth in 1980. It ran from 1976 to 1980. Donald McIntyre is wonderful as Wotan. This Ring made a star of Heinz Zednik (Loge/Mime). This production caused a major riot because it was so revolutionary, hard to understand today.

Director Patrice Chéreau's production of Tristan und Isolde has recently opened at La Scala.

Loge: Heinz Zednik
Wotan: Donald McIntyre
Fricka: Hanna Schwarz
Froh: Siegfried Jerusalem
Donner: Martin Egel
Freia: Carmen Reppel
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Stage director: Patrice Chéreau

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