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Wagner's Ring - The Rhinegold


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Bryn Terfel and Philip Langridge star in a Royal Opera production of Wagner's operatic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, the first staging seen on British TV for 15 years. This epic four-part saga of gods and gold, death and transfiguring love begins when a magical ring is stolen by greedy Alberich the dwarf.
Antonio Pappano conducts, while Keith Warner directs the stage production. Michael Portillo is in London's Covent Garden to set the scene. Part two, Wagner's Ring - The Valkyrie, is tomorrow at 5.15pm.
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TV director Jonathan Haswell ; Executive producer Oliver Macfarlane www.bbc.co.uk/music/classical Michael Portillo waxes lyrical: page 37


Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Keith Warner
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Director: Jonathan Haswell
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Wotan: Bryn Terfel(bass-Baritone)
Loge: Philip Langridge(tenor)
Alberich: Gunter von Kannen(bass-Baritone)
Donner: James Rutherford(bass-Baritone)
Mime: Gerhard Siegel(tenor)
Erda: Jane Henschel(contralto)
Fricka: Rosalind Plowrlght(mezzo)
Freia Emily: Magee (soprano)
Fasolt: Franz-Josef Selig(bass-Baritone)
Fafner: Phillip Ens(bass)
Froh: Will Hartmann(tenor)
Woglinde: Sarah Fox(soprano)
Wellgunde: Heather Shipp(soprano)
Flosshilde: Liora Grodnlkalte(mezzo)

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