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Seattle Opera Podcast

Jan 10, 2023

The introductory first opera of Wagner’s RING cycle is a unique and fascinating work in its own right: both a lively fantasy and a trenchant satirical allegory. Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces DAS RHEINGOLD, with musical examples from previous Seattle Opera productions including 1977 (conducted by Henry Holt and starring Malcolm Rivers), 1995 (conducted by Hermann Michael and starring Julian Patrick), 2005 (conducted by by Robert Spano and starring Ewa Podles), and 2013 (conducted by Asher Fisch and starring Mark Schowalter). Special thanks to Alex Minami.