Wagner in Vermont 2024: Das Rheingold
TUNDI Productions' 2024 Wagner in Vermont Festival presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner on Friday, August 16, at 7:00pm and Friday, August 23, at 7:00pm.
The Gold sits deep in the River Rhine: primeval, and playfully tended by the three Daughters of the Rhine. We will meet the Dwarfs of Nibelheim who live below, the Gods who dwell above, and the Giants, who stride the surface of the earth.
Any good order is shattered by a world-shaking transgression motivated by lust, greed, and alienation. Alberich - the Nibelung - is the transgressor: he has stolen the Gold from the Daughters of the Rhine, and forged an all-powerful Ring. He will in turn be robbed and humiliated, and imbue the Ring with a curse. The tribes and families continually reposition themselves, fighting to possess the Ring. Families and worlds are destroyed; warnings and interventions make no difference - nobody cares! We have to ask: do we care as audience witnesses to this confounding spectacle, saturated with self-absorption, mistrust and death, sprinkled with joy and comedy, and confronting us with such huge questions?
The music is serene and terrifying, sensual and violent, supernatural and earthly...the life-changing journey of the Ring Cycle has begun.
Das Rheingold is an uninterrupted single Act, 7pm-9:30.
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