The Rhinegold

The Rhinegold is where everything in The Ring starts. Wagner creates three different worlds — Gods, Dwarves and Giants — all of them locked together in a struggle to gain ownership of the Ring, which will give its owner the power to rule the world. Many of the musical themes come to the fore in this opera, ready to be transformed and developed in the following three operas.

To watch an excerpt from A Tale Told in Music - The Rhinegold click on the video to the right.